Discuss Design Without Losing Your Mind
Sunday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM
110 E 2nd St
Getting feedback from clients, teams, and stakeholders can be terrifying. We’ve all had our designs berated during painful meetings that result in nothing actionable or useful.
Well wipe your brow, because critiques—and the language for discussing design—are an important part of our growth as designers. After all, progress comes from understanding why something is the way it is, then examining how it meets or doesn’t meet desired goals. By understanding what critique is and how it relates to the "feedback" we so often ask for aids all team members, not just designers in becoming better communicators and collaborators.
So if overcoming an endless barrage of opinions has thwarted your design progress in the past, then this talk is a must-attend. Get the techniques to make critique a positive experience for everyone involved.
Adam has spent over a decade in the User Experience Design world. As an Experience Design Director with Mad*Pow in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Adam combines his interaction design experience with hi...Show the rest
Adam has spent over a decade in the User Experience Design world. As an Experience Design Director with Mad*Pow in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Adam combines his interaction design experience with his background in Computer Science, Film and Visual Design to create effective, efficient, and easy-to-use applications, websites, and interactive media. Occasionally he blogs about his perspective and approach to design at adamconnor.com
Adam has worked with teams of all shapes and sizes. As an art and film student, Adam was first exposed (or more accurately, tortured) by critiques of his work until one instructor took him under her wing and helped him understand what critiques should be. Recognizing much of the same pain he felt in school in both the in-house and external teams he has worked with as a designer, Adam has studied how teams communicate and helped them to integrate critique, improving their collaboration and productivity.Hide the rest