…nly not the shining example here. But designers need to get off their high horses and remember that just because a product looks great doesn’t mean it’s well designed. Design exists to solve a problem. If the problem isn’t solved well, hate to break it to you, but it’s poorly designed.
Here’s a thought experiment: For every white or Asian male expert programmer you know, imagine a parallel universe where they were of another ethnicity and/or gender but had the exact same initial interest and aptitude levels. Would they still have been willing to devote the over ten thousand hours of deliberate practice to achieve mastery in the face of dozens or hundreds of instances of implicit discouragement they will inevitably encounter over the years? Sure, some super-resilient outliers would, but many wouldn’t. Many of us would quit, even though we had the potential and interest to thrive in this field.