Design Types

Some statistics.


This page contains some statistical charts based on all 0 participants who took part in the survey.

Type Distribution

This is how the design types are distributed among those who already took part in the survey:

Frequency of Statement Selection

This is how often the particular statements have been chosen:

Dimension Variation by Experience

This chart shows how the design type changes as one gains more work experience. For each dimension, e.g. simple-vs.powerful, the ratio of the two sides is shown. If, for example, the graph shows a ratio of 60% simple for those with 4-6 years work experience, this means that out of those 60% are simple and 40% are rather powerful.

Our observations:

  • You can see that most people who took part in the survey are technologic (opposite of robust). To a certain extent this might be the case because those people like trying out new stuff such as this questionnaire.
  • People without professional experience tend to be significantly more powerful than thost who have already worked in software development. In fact there is a steady increase in simplicity. While at the beginning of your career complexity and genericity seems to be an exciting challenge, more experienced developers tend to value simplicity more.
  • As experience grows, abstractness, simplicity, and robustness increase while idealism stays fairly stable over time.
  • Developers with more than 25 years of experience tend to be more powerful again. It is difficult to explain why that's the case. But certainly those people started working when software development was very different compared to now.

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