Gabriel Valdivia

Gabriel Valdivia

Lead Designer @ Jigsaw Joined over 5 years ago via an invitation from Sam S.

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  • Posted to Embracing Public Design Discourse, in reply to Tanner Christensen , May 06, 2019

    I actually agree with most of what you're saying here. Which statement in particular do you believe lowers the bar? I've said a few and admittedly not all of them raise the bar.

    To be clear, I was trying to say that, although "I don't like this" is rarely useful, it can be. It's certainly more useful than saying nothing at all. Especially if it kickstarts a discussion where the person receiving the feedback can tease out more useful insights. But I agree with you that there are many better ways to give feedback.

    In the original article I try to encourage feedback of all kinds and link to other articles by smarter people than me who have given tips on how to give useful feedback. My hope is that it leads to more conversations which make both parties grow.

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  • Posted to Embracing Public Design Discourse, in reply to Tanner Christensen , May 06, 2019

    I don't think your point ("such feedback isn't helpful to anyone") stands at all. I can think of scenarios where it can be helpful to someone. For example, "I don't like it" could be very helpful feedback if your goal is for people to like your work. If it isn't, then you can easily dismiss the feedback and move on.

    Are there more helpful ways to phrase feedback? Absolutely! The receiver of the feedback can tease out such ways by asking the questions you mentioned if they're inclined to do so. The onus is on the designer receiving the feedback to choose what to do with it. After all, feedback is a gift :)

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  • Posted to Vectors — a talk series that explores how identity impacts design., in reply to Gabe Will , May 20, 2017

    Thanks! That's Pablo Stanley's beautiful work!

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  • Posted to Bread Time — A micro-podcast about tech, design, and everything in between., in reply to Gidralisk Zerg , Jan 11, 2017

    Thanks! You can actually find the podcast on iTunes, Google, and Stitcher! Or tap the "subscribe" button and it will link you to your podcast app of choice :)

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  • Posted to Facebook VR Design Resources, in reply to Greg D , Dec 17, 2016

    It's our pleasure!

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  • Posted to Facebook VR Design Resources, in reply to Trev Morris , Dec 17, 2016

    You're welcome! Sketch fills all day everyday!

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  • Posted to Facebook VR Design Resources, in reply to Nathan Romero , Dec 15, 2016

    You can actually prototype for mobile VR using Unity for Mac as well! Our goal was to make these resources as inclusive as possible and meet people where they are in terms of design tools and preferred OS.

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  • Posted to AMA: I'm Pablo Stanley, designer, comic writer, and quesadilla lover, in reply to Edgar Chaparro , Oct 19, 2016

    Hi Edgar! I'm sorry to hear you've gone through some rough times. I too have difficulty finding other designers like me within tech. I recently created this group for Hispanic designers to learn and know each other, if you or any other 'outsiders' are interested :) https://www.facebook.com/groups/uximpostores/

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  • Posted to Show your 404, Jul 13, 2016

    http://talkturkey.chat/404

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  • Posted to Show DN: Talk Turkey, in reply to Mahdi Farra , Jun 27, 2016

    Thanks for the feedback! Good food for thought :)

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