Much less diversity by way of idenity (race, ethnicity, age, gender, socioeconomic background, etc).P 6 Isolated to specific parts of the worldG 6 Enthusiasts and people who use the digital world for work. 6 (See abovex 6 Lots of overlap in identities and backgrounds to the user groupG 6 Because of the overlap between users and designers, assumptions and biases less likely to impact users.
reach! 7 Huge variations in identity, experience, background, user needs, & tech knowledge. Modern Designers 7 Just like the user group, the design field has grown and diversified - but not at the same rate! 7 This creates a gap between designers and users. https://goremotely.net/blog/technology-industry-stats/
needs of all usersB 7 There are limits to design empathyB 7 When we don’t know, we leave room for assumptions - some of which can be harmful, especially when we don’t realize we’re making them. 06 WHY IS THIS GAP A PROBLEM? THE GAP (OMINOUS)
needs of all usersA 6 There are limits to design empathyA 6 When we don’t know, we leave room for assumptions - some of which can harmful, especially when we don’t realize we’re making themA 6 Our assumptions can be biased or contain blindspots, which then isolate or exclude users. 06 WHY IS THIS GAP A PROBLEM? THE GAP (OMINOUS)