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Comment: value of diversity / UI design (Score 1) 479

by Parsec (#48832007) Attached to: Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System

Selecting candidates from a broader range of experiences and viewpoints adds value to a company by allowing it to create a product that appeals to a larger portion of consumers. In this regard, the most technically qualified candidate may have equal or less value than a less qualified candidate who can lend a different perspective to development.

Dilbert’s user interface design is an amusing example of monoculture and the need for diversity. (If you haven’t seen a terrible UI, consider taking some design classes.)

http://dilbert.com/strip/2002-09-23

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Some people reading my posts may incorrectly assume that my politics are liberal or left. For the record, if a well-designed scientific study finds that policy x is better than policy y and no policy for people, then I'm all for it... as long as we don't then assume that we cannot improve on policy x or find a better policy.

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