Ask DN: How do you get/give critique in your design process? - 2min Survey(

over 6 years ago from Bryce Howitson, Product Designer @ SPOK

  • Bryce HowitsonBryce Howitson, over 6 years ago

    Hey Chip, Love the thought. The goal was as little typing as possible for speed of answering but you're right we're missing out on a lot without a long form entry. I'll see what I can do.

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    • Chip FreeneyChip Freeney, over 6 years ago

      Glad to help! (wife is a UX researcher - we're all about the open-ended questions haha)

      A note on our critique process - the obvious value add is for the designer being critiqued. The undervalued (sometimes overlooked) aspect is the learning that critiquers get from listening to each other's comments. I learned so much in my early career by sitting in critique sessions and listening to the comments that seniors and leads were making. Helped train my eye, and gave me new perspectives.

      If you're building a platform, I would definitely consider how to promote this kind of value for the participants.

      Best of luck

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      • Bryce HowitsonBryce Howitson, over 6 years ago

        That's a very good point that some learning occurs by simply observing a strong critique. Based on the survey data thus far, it seems we'd need to find a way to balance that with confidentiality. I'm sure there's a solution but it will take some thought. I really appreciate you pointing out that additional benefit though. Thank You!

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