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In this presentation I discuss 10 bad habits that we've found in teams and organizations that inhibit their ability to critique and hold productive, meaningful design discussions.

In this presentation I discuss 10 bad habits that we've found in teams and organizations that inhibit their ability to critique and hold productive, meaningful design discussions.

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  • 1. DESIGN CRITIQUEImproving the way we discuss design ideas and collaborateAdam Connor EXPERIENCE DESIGN DIRECTOR
  • 2. So, what is critique?
  • 3. The new Spotify design is perhaps even worse than the old Spotifydesign. The visual hierarchy and underlying IA are terrible. We should make that a dropdown instead of radio buttons. I would never use this. I don’t like the layout. This is terrible. I have no idea what the lines mean. Were disappointed in this solution. Were going to have our own designers Looks ugly. Make it pretty. come up with one. I like the paper form better. What. The hell. Is this? None of this is what I asked for. Make it look moreHere is a rewrite. My intention is What kind of company shuts down a much-loved service like SharePoint.to sharpen the language, make it like Google Reader but keeps the vegetative Google Plus?more precise. Im just not feeling it. I dont know what, but it isnt right yet. Just needs to be more innovative. It doesnt have enough spunk. The wireframes are still not answering our problem Change the order of the screens so that the and are not providing enough an easier solution for 3rd and first one are switched. the page. It needs more flululululuh!! No. That won’t work. What if we It’s laid out too much like [popular service]. We should be different. do it this way...
  • 4. Critique is aboutcritical thinking.
  • 5. WHY?10 BAD HABITS
  • 6. We react.
  • 7. We get selfish.
  • 8. We don’t start from acommon foundation.
  • 9. We don’t focus.
  • 10. We don’t talkabout strengths.
  • 11. We don’t discuss.
  • 12. We defend. Artist Unknown
  • 13. We don’t participate. Artist Unknown
  • 14. We problem solve.
  • 15. We confuse critique with review.
  • 16. Free Webinar: April 30TH http://www.madpow.comBoston UXPA Conference: May 29TH http://upaboston.org