And people in the audience laughed. It wasn’t a joke. It was an excellent and well supported point. Yeah, maybe you can chalk it up to designers not knowing their art history but for me it was reflective of the way a lot of folks in the tech industry react to calls for diversity. When I speak to people in senior positions- folks with the keys to the hiring doors- about promoting diversity, for the most part, the reaction is tone deaf at worst and apathetic at best.
…ot,” I thought. I had been a designer for a long time but I felt like a noob around the UX experts. If I wanted to succeed, I had to learn the language — communicate like a pro! Then I realized most of them were just in a jargon-measuring contest––they were just as ignorant as me.