During Critique for Presenters

1) Display Necessary Information

  • Pin work up, use screens, hand out papers, etc.


2) Deliver Clear Presentation

  • Explain design rationale & design context
  • Be careful to not over-present your design. You want your audience to see your design without any prejudice


3) Ask Questions

  • Let the Critic know what you’re having trouble with
  • Be specific about what kind of critique you’d like to receive and what you don’t want at this stage


4) Be Open to Responses

  • Don‘t expect good responses from the start, and try not to be defensive and don’t interrupt the Critic when he / she is speaking
  • Invite objective criticism if Critics are too nice
  • Rephrase each question before answering it
  • If the Critic asks a question or gives a comment you don’t understand, ask for clarification – being on the same page is important
  • Ask why issues raised are of concern and write down actionable suggestions received
  • Listen for possibilities and issues that aren’t present in your current thinking
  • Make sure the feedback is relevant to the questions you asked
  • Take notes or have someone take notes for you
  • Be positive and polite


5) Thank the Critic(s)

    Ex: “Thank you for all the feedback, I will think about all of them”


6) Learn from Critiques of Others’ Work

  • Pay attention and take notes on comments that are relevant to your artifact
  • Become a Critic and actively participate



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