Setting the Foundation for Meaningful Critiques: Goals, Principles, Personas and Scenarios

In a recent post Aaron talked about the importance of intent in the success of critique. Without the right intent on both sides critiques can go nowhere. Or worse, they can hurt the design, the designer and the relationship between the designer and the critics. But now lets say that the intent is right. The […]

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Additional Reading on the Topic of Design Critique

In our talking about and exploring the topic of critique Adam and I have come across some great resources on the topic written by some brilliant people. Hopefully these articles can provide you with additional insights and other angles on the topic of critique. Tweet

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The Role of Intent in Critique

If you have participated in a design critique (whether large or small) you understand that at a high level there are two facets to critique: giving and receiving. At the root of these is intent. Intent is the initiator of critique; it is the “why”… Why am I asking for critique of my work? Why […]

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Discussing Design on the SpoolCast

Back in April I had the honor of presenting an extended version of the Discussing Design talk as a User Interface Engineering (UIE) Virtual Seminar. It was an awesome experience, and the 90 minute time slot gave us a chance to dig a bit deeper into things that we don’t often get to in the […]

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User Interface 17 Conference

We are very excited to announce that this November we will be speaking at User Interface 17 Conference November 5-7 in Boston, MA. We will be doing a presentation on critique and a language for discussing design as well as a workshop on leading design studios and collaborative critiques. The speaker line up at UI17 is looking amazing so far and […]

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