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 […]
Avoid Problem Solving For Better Critiques
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
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. […]
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 […]
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
A Bit About This Site
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)
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