Dan Saffer tallies what he’s learned about design critiques from watching Tim Gunn of Project Runway. Gunn’s principles for critique seem to be:
• The purpose of a critique is to make the design better.
• Be supportive.
• First, figure out what the designer was trying to accomplish.
• Offer direction, not prescription.
• Humor and metaphor work better than criticism alone.
• Accept multiple styles.
• Know the domain.
• If you don’t understand it, be cautious in critiquing it.
• Don’t take it personally.
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