Discussing Design: The Art of Critique

A session at Big Design Conference 2011

Friday 15th July, 2011

3:00pm to 4:00pm (CST)

In this presentation we’ll discuss the importance of critique and a language for discussing design. It can be easy to complain about the way things are and theorize on the way things should be. Progress comes from understanding why something is the way it is and then examining how it meets or does not meet its desired goals. This is critique. Critique is not about describing how bad something is, or proposing the ultimate solution. Critique is a dialogue, a conversation that takes place to better understand how we got to where we are, how close we are to getting where we want to go and what we have left to do to get there.

The contents of this presentation will focus on:

  • understanding critique
  • best practices for incorporating critiques into a design practice
  • identifying common challenges to critique and ways to improve our ability to deliver, collect and receive critique.

About the speaker

This person is speaking at this event.
Adam Connor

Senior Experience Designer, Mad*Pow

Coverage of this session

Sign in to add slides, notes or videos to this session

Tell your friends!


Time 3:00pm4:00pm CST

Date Fri 15th July 2011

Short URL


View the schedule



See something wrong?

Report an issue with this session