I’m working on an article for Computer Weekly on the benefits of diversity of approach in software development. Employers have legal obligations to avoid discrimination by gender, race, religion and other protected characteristics, but in this case I am interested in how involving people with a range of professional and personal approaches can lead to better results.
This could include people focused on anthropological research, visual design, representatives of those who will use the software or something else entirely. I am particularly interested in specific examples where the diversity of people involved has improved the resulting software.
If you would be willing to talk about this or can help in organising an interview, please email mail [AT] samathieson.com by 5pm on Monday 28 October. Thanks in advance.