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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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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Getting feedback from clients, teammates, stakeholders and others on a design can be terrifying and excruciating. Most of us have had the experience of seeing our designs berated and torn apart, or sitting through painful meetings listening to people react to our designs only to leave with nothing of use in making decisions on what should be kept and or iterated upon.
The goal of this site is to provide insights and resources for improving the conversations we have around design... (continue reading)