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

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

  • Ale UrrutiaAle Urrutia, over 6 years ago

    Really good idea. I completed the mini survey.

    Some thoughts about design feedback:

    If you are critiquing: Be brutally honest as politeness leads to potential problems, misunderstandings and delays.

    If you are being reviewed: Don't take it personal but professional, be open to the critique and listen, but also be confident to defend your idea if necessary.

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    • No NameNo Name, over 6 years ago

      Thanks for filling out the form, Ale!

      We definitely agree with your comments on critique. There's too much sugar-coating on most design "show-and-tell" websites, so we want to make a community focused on being serious about improvement. That said, we do believe there is a line between criticism and cruelty, but it's easy to tell which is which!

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    • Bryce HowitsonBryce Howitson, over 6 years ago

      Good points Ale, Would you be interested in writing an article about that? We've been trying to collect articles around best practices for critique. They give us a jumping off point for a platform but it's a great thought leadership exercise for authors too.

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