Something you left out that feels important, Andrew, is the fact that ppl within this niche industry are likely sensitive to use of the CrossFit brand—which within the past few weeks, has exploded in controversey. Addressing how to speak to that, even though this study likely happened well before the controversey, feels prescient and relevant.
This survey examined gender as a binary, and excluded one of the most important of all intersectional vectors: age.
Any non-marginalized 23y/o could easily say any of your qualitative quotes provided. In both tech and advertising, age is a fundamental vector in retention, career growth, and initial opportunity.
Then you missed my points, entirely, caught-up in your own myopic angst.
There is a saying in many FOSS CoCs, “to assume good intent,” and to respond accordingly in conversations with folks unfamiliar to yourself. My first comment was a question, not a dismissive. So, there’s that. Your response assumed malice, and was…
Seriously?! That’s a damn smug response. UX research is a practiced discipline, not a side task for developers. It’s a far richer process than simply getting feedback from people using your product. If you didn’t partner with a UX practitioner or a dedicated researcher, then my statement stands.
If you and Aaron Hurst aren’t already connected, you should be! He wrote the book “Purpose Economy,” and lived to emulate Alex P. Keaton when we were in high school together. Totally played the young Republican card brilliantly, in Model UN. Hooray for purpose, Cannabis therapies, the therapies I can’t pronounce, and for family. <3
I’d consider this almost more a generational thing, a regional thing, or specifically a WASP thing, than anything else. It’s awful—no excuses, for that! It’s also clearly tone-deaf to both SF tech culture norms, and Uber’s office culture. If you were a financial executive, it’d be different—or, if it were the 1970s, it’d be different. My dad is…