Critical critiques… a How To.

il_570xN.315699705Hey students,

With all classes having critiques this week, lets keep in mind ideas surrounding “How to have a Critical Critique”

Graphic Design is about COMMUNICATION. In order to be “ambassadors of design excellence”, you must not only be able to communicate within your design, but outside of the design and in the critique/classroom setting.

I’ve compiled a few web links with some ideas on critical thinking and the critique process. As with a lot of things in art/design, critiques are subjective and you are certainly entitled to your own opinions and aesthetics. Check these out to continue the conversation.

1. “ Design Criticism and the Design Process” by Cassie McDaniel. http://www.Alistapart.com

2. “4 Essentials of a Design Critique” by Terry Lee Stone. http://www.feltandwire.com

3. This is a humorous take on critiques, as seen in the classic Tim Dunn of Project Runway. 😉 He surprisingly is spot on, most of the time and occasionally reminds me of my most supportive former professors and most harsh/critical former professors.

Above image from Emily McDowell
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