• Adam T.Adam T., over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    Interesting- first time Secret has produced meaningful conversation AFAIK. Is this an example of designers getting shafted in favor of engineers? Does Google legitimately not appreciate designers (perhaps). Is is a female/male thing? I would be inclined to say no. I would love to see the work this woman produced and if Google really just sees designers as replaceable commodities whereas they see engineers as core composers of a product.

    5 points
    • Tom GurkaTom Gurka, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      Interesting- first time Secret has produced meaningful conversation AFAIK.

      Halfway down the thread, I thought the exact same thing. Really interested in learning more concrete details.

      2 points
    • Christine RødeChristine Røde, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      first time Secret has produced meaningful conversation AFAIK

      Actually one of many that I've seen. Tons of crap gets posted to Secret too, sure, but I've witnessed a lot of very interesting debates take place as well. I think this is where Secret is turning out to be a great product — the ability to have conversations about controversial subjects with friends/FoFs/industry people. These discussions never would have manifested themselves if real identity were attached to them.

      2 points
      • Anna NiessAnna Niess, over 7 years ago

        Honestly I have the opposite reaction. All I see it doing for our industry is breeding drama and gossip. Though I read the comments and agree with some of the insight people provide her, overall it still seems like an incredibly childlike way to discuss a professional issue.

        2 points
    • Christine RødeChristine Røde, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      EDIT: Oops, I don't know how this reply got double-posted, and DN seemingly lacks a way of deleting comments. Sorry!

      0 points
    • Mike BulajewskiMike Bulajewski, over 7 years ago

      Is this an example of designers getting shafted in favor of engineers? Does Google legitimately not appreciate designers (perhaps). Is is a female/male thing?

      I'd say it's both. Design is often described using language colored by gender, like when the job is described as "making things pretty." Designers get asked to adopt ways of working that conform to expectations for women in the workplace: empathy, collaboration, diplomacy, patience, humility, acting as a "facilitator" and not a leader.

      The status of women and designers in tech companies is closely linked.

      0 points