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Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System

Parsec value of diversity / UI design (479 comments)

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.)


about two weeks ago

Back-to-school time means ...

Parsec In many college towns⦠(447 comments)

It means looking both ways before crossing one-way streets.

more than 5 years ago

New Google Favicon Deja Vu All Over Again?

Parsec Re:Andre Resende (227 comments)

At first I didn't see the "g" in the Google variation, it looked like an abstract 3-color blobs on the left. André's, I think, is much better; simple, clear and instantly recognizable.

about 6 years ago

Toyota Demands Removal of Fan Wallpapers

Parsec it's 10 a.m. (594 comments)

... do you know where your lawyers are?

more than 6 years ago


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Parsec Parsec writes  |  more than 11 years ago

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.

And, if you keep up with general science, you may have noticed that over and over we are surprised that complex systems do not have linear relationships to input. People are also complex systems. i.e. the misguided idea that cutting welfare makes people work harder and succeed. Sorry, people are not that simple; you must provide them with tools, both intellectual and emotional. Those who have succeeded were already in possession of the emotional tools to overcome. If you want to elimate welfare: improve education. (Ok, it's not really that simple, but it's a good start.)

A lot of this is basic social science/psychology. Please read up on it. It's not exact, but provides a general guideline on which you can make an informed decision.

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