Discussing Design: Improving Team Communication and Collaboration Through Critique

  • Session Number: THSESS16
Thursday, May 04, 2017: 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Speaker(s)

Speaker/Presenter
Adam Connor
VP of Organizational Design
Mad*Pow

Description

Our ability to critique speaks directly to the quality of the conversations and collaboration we have with our teammates, whether they be designers, developers, or stakeholders. The ideas and designs we have for the services, products and websites we’re creating depend on this feedback.

This session examines the language, rules and strategies for critique and provides participants with takeaways that can immediately be put to work to create a useful, collaborative environment for discussing design.

The contents of this presentation focus on:

• Understanding what critique is and why feedback on its own is problematic.

• How to introduce critique to team members who may be unfamiliar with it.

• Ways to improve our ability to deliver, collect and receive critique.

• Facilitation techniques for improving the quality of feedback discussions.

• Best practices for incorporating critiques into a design process.

• Identifying common challenges to critique in orgs and tools to overcome them.


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