Jonathan Arnowitz, Elizabeth Dykstra-Erickson
Fact: Silicon Valley is a rather special sort of place for software professionals, including engineers and HCI practitioners. Fact: There's more postings now for senior job openings in design/HCI-related positions in the Valley than there have been since the Internet bubble burst. Fact: Most software development companies are engineering-driven, and don't give an iota of credibility to design professionals (much less hire them). So what's going on? Lots of new software development? Not really. More emphasis on design? Not from what we can tell from interviewing stories far and wide. Not enough recent graduates to fill the needs…
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