The ALA 2011 Web Design Survey

The Survey, 2011

The profession that dares not speak its name needs you. Digital design is the wonder of the world. But the world still hasn’t bothered to stop and wonder about web workers, the designers, developers, project managers, information architects slash UX folk, content strategists, writers, editors, marketers, educators, and other professionals who make the web what it is.

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Just who are these people who make websites? What are their titles? What kind of education have they had? What skills do they possess and what skills do their employers imagine they possess? How do they stay current? How happy are they? How well are they paid? How mobile are they, creatively and economically?

That’s where you come in. You are the world’s foremost expert on the topic of you. Only you know how you do what you do, who you do it with, how well you do it, and how satisfying (or otherwise) you find it.

So share your knowledge, and together we will continue to create the first and only portrait of our profession as it is practiced around the world. Set aside ten or fifteen minutes and take the survey! We thank you.

Take The 2011 Survey

11 Reader Comments

  1. Why am I asked this question twice?

    I’m in New Zealand & the screen after I select this option offers the following selections – none of which are even remotely relevant.

    Antarctica (the territory South of 60 deg S)
    Bouvet Island (Bouvetoya)
    French Southern Territories
    Heard Island and McDonald Islands
    South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

  2. ‘Partner’ has a specific legal meaning, and it’s not the same as ’employee’, but it looks like this question is treating them as the same thing. Is this a correct interpretation?

  3. Had to increase the text size, although that’s partly because chrome stubbornly refuses to implement a minimum text size option (so anyone over 20 using it likely increases the text size all the time).

    Why no questions on gender identity or orientation in the discrimination section?

  4. Most of us are unfortunally pretty sick: working 14 hours a day, weeks, for month, and then all of a suddon Mrs. Google’s shows up with her quartarly jerkfest, spits in your soup, downgrades the work – and what?

    Nothing. Keep on doing, cause its fun… Thats all about, Websites

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