I came across an excellent graphical representation of a number of web design and development surveys, such as A List Apart Survey. The infographic pulls results of several such surveys into a single long image with graphs and stats. One thing that I was surprised by was how narrow the results profile the average web designer. There’s almost no distribution of value across the any chart – age, gender, ethnicity, geographic location, education, etc. It almost looks like that web designers are a product of the single factory. Have a look and tell me if you don’t agree.
Being surrounded at work by web designers developers for the last few years, I have to say that even though I know a few exceptions to the average, the majority seem to fit the profile just right. I think we could use more variety, but I have no idea on how we could actually get it.