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A Path Back to Critique: What to do when the client sends you their own design instead of feedback on yours.

Most of us have been in situations where, instead of getting what we’d consider to be useful feedback on our designs, we get a list of changes to make to it. And often this list doesn’t include a clear indication of why the changes should be made. Beyond that some of the changes might be […]

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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.

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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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