Rose Eveleth

Design Bias

This User-Friendly Menstrual Cup Is What Happens When Design Is Inclusive

When her old cup kept failing her, Jane Adame, whose connective-tissue condition makes her joints unstable, had to imagine there was a better way.
Rose Eveleth
11.5.18
machine learning

Facing Tomorrow's High-Tech School Surveillance

Installed in the wake of recent high-profile mass shootings, controversial facial recognition systems that scan students’ faces could be the not-too-distant future for schools across America and beyond.
Rose Eveleth
10.29.18
Design Bias

Mammogram Machines Can Make You ‘Feel Like You’re from Another Planet’ When You’re Disabled

Physical structures and clinic access are only a piece of the cancer screening problem for people with disabilities.
Rose Eveleth
7.18.18
Terraform

VRtual

We are unprepared.
Rose Eveleth
6.22.18
Design Bias

Dear Conference Organizers: You’re Doing Chairs Wrong

Nearly every femme-identifying person I know, myself included, has wrestled with tall bar stools, director’s chairs, and the dreaded microphone dance.
Rose Eveleth
6.5.18
Design Bias

‘Accessible’ Fashion Lines Have a Disability Problem

Using the face and body of a disabled person to sell a product designed without their input is precisely the issue.
Rose Eveleth
5.23.18
Design Bias

Pregnant Researchers Often Get No Lab Safety Guidance

I spoke with eight women who had to lean on their own scientific expertise to guide them through one or more pregnancies while working in a laboratory.
Rose Eveleth
5.7.18
Design Bias

Popup Ads Are Terrible, and They're Even Worse for the Blind

Most sites still don’t do popups correctly, because many developers don’t even realize that blind people are using their websites.
Rose Eveleth
10.5.16
Terraform

The Exemption Packet

What happens when the kids of the future want to opt out of human augmentation?
Rose Eveleth
8.31.16
Design Bias

Does Crime-Predicting Software Bias Judges? Unfortunately, There’s No Data

Algorithms that help judges decide on sentencing can be biased, but nobody has studied their impact on judges.
Rose Eveleth
7.18.16
Design Bias

The Design Bias of Heart Failure

The lone artificial heart on the market fit 80 percent of men and only 20 percent of women. But the bias here is deeper than that.
Rose Eveleth
6.15.16
Gender

Digital Assistants Get Women's Names—Unless They're 'Lawyers'

Siri will get your coffee, Ross will be your lawyer.
Rose Eveleth
5.17.16
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