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Avoid Problem Solving For Better Critiques

People have a tendency to jump to a solution before they fully articulate the problem that they’ve found. Design Researchers see this all the time in usability studies, interviews, etc. Participants frequently make statements that begin with phrases along the lines of “It should do…”, “I wish it did…” or “What they should have done […]

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Tips For Facilitating Productive Critiques

Adam and I talk a lot about the various aspects of critique, facilitation, and how to improve the conversation surrounding design in presentations and workshops at conferences and for companies. As a result we have picked up some helpful tips and techniques to keep handy while making critique a part of your process. Tweet

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Come see us in Boston at UI17. We’ve got discount codes.

As we’ve mentioned before, we’ll be giving a talk and full-day workshop at UIE’s UI17 Conference this November 5th-7th. We’re super-stoked and honored to be a part of such an amazing lineup and we hope to see you there. Not only that, but Aaron’s birthday is on the 6th and mine is the following week […]

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Discussing Critique on The East Wing Podcast

This week Adam and I were fortunate enough to be guests on The East Wing Podcast hosted by Timothy Smith. We talked with Tim about critique in different situations and scenarios. Tim was a very gracious host and we had great dialog around the topic of critique. Head on over the The East Wing site […]

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Collaboration through Design Studio and Critique

Recently Adam and I had the chance to talk with Jared Spool on the UIE Brain Sparks podcast about our upcoming presentation and workshop at UI17. As always Jared was an awesome host and we consider ourselves very fortunate to have the chance to talk about our favorite topic on the podcast. So head on over and give it a listen. […]

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