All posts by Bente Knoll

18Aug/15

Jens Knoll

Jens Knoll

Project assistant Jens Knoll

  • Support in research projects
  • ICT support (hardware and software)
  • Student at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences (UAS) (Healthcare and Nursing)
  • First-aider and emergency medical assistant
07Aug/15

Guideline to gender inclusive language at TU Graz

Guideline to gender inclusive language at TU Graz

Integrating gender inclusive and gender neutral terminology makes an important contribution to equality between women and men since the use of language reflects the reality of a particular society. To acknowledge the differences in its students, scientists and employees TU Graz has set a good example and launched a guideline for using gender inclusive language in speech and writing. Regarding the great proportion of international academics and employees at TU Graz, the guideline also contains a section for gender inclusive language translated to English.

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07Aug/15

mobi.senior.a – Tablet und Smartphone: senior citizens in the mobile and digital world

mobi.senior.A – Tablet and Smartphone: senior citizens in the mobile and digital world

The project mobi.senior.A engages in exploring gender specifics of internet use with tablets and
smartphones in the target group of senior citizens. www.mobiseniora.atThe main aspects are requirements, motivations, strategies of appropriation, obstacles, access, applications, etc. for the elderly users.

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07Aug/15

Mobility4Job – Gender-appropriate mobility solutions for better working opportunities in rural areas

Mobility4Job – Gender-appropriate mobility solutions for better working opportunities in rural areas

Within the project “Mobility4Job – (c)Andreas Hermsdorf - pixelio.deGender-appropriate mobility solutions for better working opportunities in rural areas” (commissioned by the Austrian Research Agency and the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, 2012-14)
the goal of the project was to identify obstacles within the mobility system which hinder people from obtaining gainful employment.

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07Aug/15

Gender Screening

Gender Screening

Communication follows specific patterns which originate from social structures. These rules and patterns also apply to the field of technology and engineering. In traditionally male-dominated fields the risk of communicating stereotypes or under-representing women tends to be high. Images and texts as means of communication deliver more messages – conscious and unconscious – than one supposes.

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07Aug/15

Gender Module of the national travel survey in Austria – mobility patterns of care-giving people

Gender Module of the national travel survey in Austria – mobility patterns of care-giving people

The project “Gender Module – mobility patterns of care-giving people” was commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology in addition to the recent Austrian-wide representative quantitative travel survey (2013-14). Within this research, five regions with quite different (public) transportation and geographic pre-conditions in Austria were defined and over 140 face-to-face in-depth interviews were carried out with individuals responsible for (unpaid) day-to-day care of their (own) children, parents, in-laws etc.

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EnBe2.0 Tailor-made Energy Consulting for Private Households

EnBe2.0 – Tailor-made Energy Consulting for Private Households

Energy consulting for private households can make a significant contribution to achieving energy efficiency targets. The extent to which these targets can be validated, however, depends to a large degree on the consideration of the individual demands of the consulted people and/or households. Not only do socioeconomic, environmental and structural factors like income, climate or living space have an impact on the effectiveness of energy consulting but also the consideration of people’s habits, needs, preferences, values, attitudes etc. Due to the fact that the common practice of energy consulting is insufficient in terms of taking into account household and end-use energy consumer related factors, energy savings gained through energy consulting for private households have, as a result, been unsatisfactory.

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