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Giving & Getting Critiques

It's important to have a framework for giving or getting critiques when working with others, no matter your creative background. Whether you are a student in an art-focused program or a 'User experience designer' working in a tech-centric industry, knowing how to respond and participate in critique sessions

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Giving & Getting Critiques

  1. 1. UX Best Practices presented by Meg McDonald January 20, 2011 Giving & Getting Critiques
  2. 2. What is a Critique? • Detailed
  3. 3. What is a Critique? • Detailed • Examination
  4. 4. What is a Critique? • Detailed • Examination • Critical conversation
  5. 5. Why Do We Do Them? • To improve • To push the envelope • To create a better experience
  6. 6. How Do We Experience Them?
  7. 7. How Do We Experience Them?
  8. 8. Leading a Critique > Set the Stage • Decide level of formality • Decide who attends > 2-5 people max
  9. 9. Getting Critiqued > Get Your ‘Ducks in a Row’ • Be Prepared • Define needs and constraints • Listen Actively
  10. 10. Giving a Critique > The Power of the Question • Avoid being prescriptive • Use positive phrasing
  11. 11. Walmart UX Best Practices • EARS > Active Listening • Communication Training > 4 Communication Styles • Balance the Negative with the Positive
  12. 12. What Not to Say Like Don’t Like I Feel… It needs… Make it pop. It’s not working. Yes, but… However Although Always Never
  13. 13. Helpful Hints –Use ‘I’ or ‘I think’ –Show praise –Express care –Tone –Use qualifiers to get back on track
  14. 14. Thanks to ! Vanessa V. for her tips!

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  • muzayun

    Jun. 5, 2014

It's important to have a framework for giving or getting critiques when working with others, no matter your creative background. Whether you are a student in an art-focused program or a 'User experience designer' working in a tech-centric industry, knowing how to respond and participate in critique sessions

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