According to Nielsen Norman Group, Design critique refers to analyzing the design and giving feedback on whether it meets its objectives.
A design critique usually manifests as a group conversation with the ultimate goal of improving a design. It does not mean simply judging a design.
Critique is important and it is impossible to improve a design without feedback from others. We always ask ourselves how to give productive design critiques. Here is a couple of rules:
- Identify the design owner
- Designate a facilitaor
- Restate the project goal
- Ask for what you want
- Don’t design in the meeting
- Leave with a task list
- Go negative and positive
- Write, think about it and say it
Next time I would love to talk more about this interesting topic. It’s pretty unusual to find someone who enjoys critique and I will try to explain some techniques on how to be more comfortable when you are listening critiques.
Thank you for reading!