About a year and a half ago, after ranting to Whitney Hess for probably the 12th time about the state of “feedback” in the design community and the lack of critique. She finally told me to STFU and that I should get in touch with this dude Aaron Irizarry on the west coast who had been ranting to her about the same stuff.
But before I could, Aaron got in touch with me. That conversation lead to a talk we gave in Denver, CO at the 2011 IA Summit. Which has since lead to many more presentations at conferences, webinars for various organizations, training workshops and an upcoming talk and workshop at the UI17 conference.
And now, it’s lead to a blog. Aaron and I are very happy to recently have launched our new blog: Discussing Design. Those of you that have seen or heard us speak know that in our presentation we cover a lot of aspects of critique in about 40 minutes. And believe me, if we were able to, we could cover a lot more. Just about every aspect and detail can be further explored. It’s something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time, but haven’t found a good vehicle to do so, until now.
Discussing Design will dig deeper into the details of critique, how we talk about designs and ideas and collaborate with our teammates. We’re looking forward to finally having the chance to put this material out there, and hope you’ll enjoy it too.
And like anything we do, we invite you to share your thoughts and stories with us. There is always more to learn, and who better to learn from than you and all the other awesome people out there.