Source : Times of India
Caroline Criado Perez has written a sequel to her bestselling book, ‘Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men’
‘Invisible Women’ explained how most things in the world were designed based on data gathered from men. For example, Smartphones often feel too big for a woman to comfortably hold and use with one hand because they were designed keeping the average man’s hand size in mind. Filled with such examples, the book highlights the issues in data collection and innovation. The book won the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year, the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize, the Reader’s Choice Books Are My Bag Awards and the Times Current Affairs Book of the Year.
The upcoming follow up will be a memoir and a hopeful solution by the author to the problems addressed in ‘Invisible Women’. Titled ‘Now You See Us: How to Close the Data Gap and Design a World for Everyone’, the book is due to release in 2022.
Perez told The Bookseller, “When Invisible Women was released, the reaction from readers was overwhelming. People were shocked, they were angry, and best of all they were hungry for change. The number one question I was asked at every event, without fail, was: how do we fix this? What can we do? Now You See Us is my answer to that question, and I’m thrilled to be working again with Poppy Hampson and everyone at Chatto as we continue the job we started with Invisible Women.’”
The new book will be “the shorter, practical, more hopeful sister to Invisible Women”, her publisher told The Bookseller, “It will give her many readers a plan, a toolkit, for rebuilding the world.”
Editorial director Poppy Hampson said, “Invisible Women has been such an extraordinary phenomenon, and Caroline the most hard-working, energetic and committed author—having a new book from her, one which takes us further and gives us the tools we need to demand, and make, change, is just the kind of good news we all need right now.”