Running a Visual Design Critique at Reforge
Goal 1: Personal Improvement
By presenting our work, we are challenged to think through how we arrived at solutions and learn how others approach the same problem from an alternative perspective. Design Critiques help us hone our presentation skills as designers, and challenge us to articulate the problem and our current solution. Explaining our design thinking is a skill that will continue to be critical in our careers.
Goal 2: Team Transparency
To keep up on what the rest of the team is working on. Team Critiques force us to take a brief pause, and focus for a short while on a new subject. This can energize and inspire us while informing us on what our teammates are working on.
Goal 3: Pressure-test design process
Seeing others explain their work (and use Figma) helps us all learn new ways of working. Team Critiques help us tighten the processes we all use and infuse new ideas into how we work individually.