State of Design Survey(docs.google.com)

over 3 years ago from Jibran Kutik

  • Oliver Swig, over 3 years ago

    I like how you asked your way around if you are a white male..

    Do you identify as a minority?

    yes / no

    Do you identify as a woman or non-binary?

    yes / no

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    • Jibran KutikJibran Kutik, over 3 years ago

      Keep in mind the survey respondents are international, so this question is more worded to understand representation across the board.

      That said, current results show minorities make up only 32% of respondents and women/non-binary only 24%. For those who believe diversity is an important aspect of building a strong design team, this number definitely shows how challenging it is to hire designers from diverse backgrounds.

      The survey also should have probably included a question to understand financial diversity, especially considering how well paid some designers are these days.

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      • Oliver Swig, over 3 years ago

        But whats considered a minority differs from country to country. (i.e. checking off Asian would not be considered to be a minority if you lived in Japan.).

        As it is now, you are biased to what is the minority in the US by lumping everyone together.

        Is it relevant to ask the minority question if it is truely international?

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        • Jibran KutikJibran Kutik, over 3 years ago

          This is part of the reason the question is asked this way. I'm not concerned about what kind of minority people are, simply whether or not they identify as a minority.

          Why do you believe this question is invalid?

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          • Oliver Swig, over 3 years ago

            Because why even ask it?

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            • Jibran KutikJibran Kutik, over 3 years ago

              Why ask anything? I want to know if minorities and women are equally represented in the design industry. Why does it bother you?

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              • Oliver Swig, over 3 years ago

                Well, honestly the way its worded it kinda smells of social justice. Like, there is no context for the location for what is considered the minority. Why not just make a simple list for all races? At least then you would get a clearer picture of the design scene. Also, if you simply can't check a box for people who identify as 'male' can you not see how this is all a bias and loaded way to gather responses? Just make it: female, male, nb.

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