• Tony Jones, over 5 years ago

    It's not really dribbble(features or lack of features) or the design community's fault. It's just human psychology. Feedback doesn't work that way in real life or online. If I show a coworker a design they will just say "that looks great." People need to have specific context to give constructive feedback. They need to be given specific guidance. Like asking directly about fonts in a mockup. Any good designer doesn't have the time to give valuable feedback freely on Dribbble, so you have to ask, provide structure and set your expectations. An example would be to create a dribbble post: Explain that you are looking for feedback in this area and topic. Say that you will be revising the design the next day based off said feedback(engage them), then follow up with an iterated design and give credit to the people who's ideas shaped a certain area(they will most likely follow you and give helpful feedback in the future)

    75 points
    • Cody Gallner, over 5 years ago

      Well explained.

      5 points
    • Norm Sheeran, over 5 years ago

      Yeah, whenever I post on dribbble and want feedback I just ask for it. How could I improve this? Which do you like best A or B.

      8 points
    • Jeff CouturierJeff Couturier, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

      Yes. It's completely unrealistic to expect constructive crits when one just throws a tiny screenshot without any context on dribbble. I'd also argue that asking hundreds of people for a crit is a recipe for failure. A real crit—a good crit—requires context and comes best from a very small group, not the masses. This is also why I've never viewed dribbble as a feedback/crit platform. Dribbble is a platform for showing off, for quick "look what I did" posts. It's right there in the header: "show and tell." It's not for solid constructive crits (although they can and do happen every now and then). So, should we really expect anything more than "nice job" from dribbble comments? I don't think so.

      4 points
    • Seth RichardsonSeth Richardson, over 5 years ago

      This. It's so true. The platform has great features and offers up a great service but at the end of the day it's up to the designers to be sharing real feedback in order to make things better.

      0 points