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Feminised Privacy Protections for Menstruation Tracking Apps Workshop

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The workshop examines how menstruation tracking apps might better inform women about data collection usage.

Many menstruation-tracking apps are now available, allowing women to log data about their period. The data collected may include cycle dates, moods, symptoms, physical effects, aspects of intimacy, and more.

The level of privacy protections in these apps varies, and many do not appear to have been designed by women for women. If the needs of women are not at the app's core, they may not have appropriately designed privacy protections.

The workshop for women aims to design new consent, transparency and disclosure mechanisms for menstruation-tracking apps that better respects sensitivity, diversity and femininity.

Each participant group will produce a series of ideas and design artefacts that developers can use for future design improvements. A panel will choose winning teams based on predefined criteria.


Date: Friday 21 July and Saturday 22 July 2023

Time:  9.00am - 5.00pm each day

Location: Gibson Room, Level 10, Z Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane

Catering:  Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided

Parking: Complimentary parking will be provided

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