Critique Preparation for Critics
1) Decide What is Being Critiqued
- Artifact, Design Problem, Process, Research, etc?
- What kind of critique would be most effective?
- What design phase should the artifact be in?
2) Who Will Participate?
- Will participants include peers, guests, teacher, etc?
- Do you know the individual history, design background, and expertise of the Presenter(s)?
- What unique value you bring to the critique?
- Have you communicated any necessary info to the Presenter before the critique?
3) Timing of the Critique
- Critique duration?
- Time allotted for presentation vs. questions?
- What does the Presenter need to convey in that time?
4) Why Are You Having This Critique
- What learning goals have you set for the Presenter?
- What issues might require you to help the Presenter think critically? Ex: Systems perspective, Unintended consequences, etc.
- If applicable, have a list of questions or guidelines relevant to the goals of the critique.
5) Plan for the Day of Critique
- When and where is the critique?
- Review their work prior to critique session (if you can)
- Be invested in the Presenter’s potential