Sunday, April 10, 2005

Culture and Design

Does the culture we have been brought up with affect the design work we do?
Case In point.
One of the clients of my company is spending large amounts of money to attain homogenity in the technology/platforms/systems it uses to avoid the integration problems that arise with heterogenous systems.
My personal preference has always been to develop systems independently using whatever is best for that system. And then figure out ways to integrate them.
Both approaches have their shortcomings and advantages of course.

Im wondering if the fact that diversity that is so much a part of Indian life has anything to do with my preference. If so i'm grateful for it.

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