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Integrating Critique into Your Design Practice

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June 9, 2010 10:00 AM

Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Bentley University, Waltham, MA

As designers we sometimes fall into familiar, comfortable habits and miss opportunities for growth and innovation. A critique session, like a small pinch, works to wake us up and help us to see previously unrecognized possibilities.

Intended for practitioners at any experience level, this session will guide designers in understanding the value of critiques, gain insight into how to conduct a productive critique session, and integrate the process into their current design practice.

Topics covered include: - The meaning of critique and how it differs from sources of feedback - The value of a good critique for design practitioners, design teams and project teams - How to conduct a critiques, including giving and receiving feedback - Avoiding common critique pitfalls

Critiques allow us to, challenge our thinking, build better teams, uncover blind spots, develop stronger communication skills, and discover opportunities to innovate! It is a valuable part of any design process. We hope you'll join us.

Bios: Adam Connor is a Senior Experience Designer with Mad*Pow. His background in Film & Animation and Computer Science provides a unique perspective and approach to the field of User Experience Design.

Alla Zollers is a Senior Experience Designer at Mad*Pow. She specializes in creating holistic experiences that elegantly balance customer needs, business goals, and technical constraints. Alla has worked in completely agile environments for the past 2 years, creating designs that are iterative and always feasible to implement.

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