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Just adding to the pile of comments by men here, and not trying to white knight or anything, but I really don't feel like the images are gratuitous at all on here. Granted I went in intentionally guarding against a sexism bias, but even still - it feels pretty much on par with a standard person-focused portfolio. I expected much much more based on the comments in this thread, and it just wasn't even close.
Thanks for posting Nick. :)
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So, while there's a bunch of good points in this article, the biggest point is missed.
Data isn't the problem. The way you misunderstand or misuse data is the problem.
"Don't be data driven" is terrible advice.
That's like telling a child not to walk because they're bad at walking.
Get better at making data-driven decisions. That's what this article really proposes and should conclude to.
Just because you don't have every piece of data doesn't mean the data you have is wrong. It means you, as a data-driven person, should recognize when the data you have is sufficient, or insufficient.
If you do much data analysis at all, you should have been presented with the simple concept of correlation and causation.
A good data scientist will never conclude causation. They will only conclude correlation. Data on its own is not misleading or meaningless - it is simply observation.
Take the observation for what it is. Don't throw it out simply because you don't have the means to see the whole picture.
I'm creating this mailing list out of an obvious need from devs and designers for more discussion and resources dealing with alternative (read: soft) skillsets. I'm looking to have a critical mass of initial subscribers before the first week is sent out. Would love to have a strong participation from the design community!
Man this is super buggy in Chrome.
And also, scroll performance up top is terrible.
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At first I thought that one archer was gonna be accidentally cruel
When will we all agree that this joke is really stupid and elitist?
That's fair, to some extent.
I do believe that language is important, seeing as that's how we get in these kinds of messes, so it shouldn't be glossed over on either side. What we say affects the way people think.
If I created a generalized title of "Women of Designer News" and then chose only a particular subset of those women, I would be inaccurate to some degree with my language, and that is harmful.
To say that "there is no one who goes on the site that believes it is representative of all men on designer news" doesn't cover the tracks all the way, because the language is still indicative that it is all encompassing. Again, we can go back to the zoomed out view - why not name it "People of Designer News" instead, since we wouldn't assume it meant all the people?
So, I don't think we can demand better, more respectful language on one hand, and allow for inference on the other hand.
With all of that said, it's a minor inconvenience to me, and more likely a major inconvenience to a large number of women on Designer News, and my quibbles are probably better kept to myself. :)
We don't run out of apologies, gentlemen. They are free and powerful, if sincere. Use them generously.
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Love to see lists of podcasts in these forums. It's such a fun medium.
Any list about UX that doesn't have Jared Spool in it is probably incomplete. :)
I'd like to humbly recommend the shows on the Spec network. Design Details is probably the best for this category, but every show on the network, to some degree, deals with common issues in both UX and UI design.
(Disclaimer, I am the host of Developer Tea and a cofounder of Spec.)