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Ready, Set, Critique! Boston IxDA Critique Workshop

A talk by Adam Connor

About the Talk

October 21, 2010 3:00 PM

Maark 109 State St., Boston, MA 02109

Maark 109 State St., Boston, MA 02109

With a structured methodology, design critique meetings can enable your team to collaborate in a way that inspires creativity, lends insight to innovation, and guides an open discussion toward specific actions needed to identify and resolve identified design issues. The result is a more efficient and capable team that is able to focus on finding the best solutions possible in shorter time.In this 2-hour workshop, we will explore an actionable design critique methodology that goes beyond theory. We will provide you with a set of guidelines, tools, and techniques to immediately improve the outcomes of design reviews within your organization. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a live critique demonstration that will give you valuable, hands-on experience.

What we will cover:

  • the principles of effective design critique
  • how to organize and
  • facilitate a successful critique meeting
  • how to turn gut reactions and criticism into constructive & actionable feedback questions you can ask to help identify and resolve open issues
  • how to guide the discussion in a positive direction
  • when to use critique meetings how to adjust the goals and format of a critique meeting throughout different phases of the interaction design process how to follow-up with post-meeting actions and set expectations between critiques
  • how to introduce new design critique methods in your organization and build a business case for doing

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