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Strategizing to Improve the Work

Author: Sophia Tutorial

In this lesson you will learn how a critique can help the visual communicator improve their work.

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What's Covered

communicator improve their work. Specifically, this lesson will cover:

  1. Group Critique
  2. Critique Facilitator
  3. Circular Process

1. Group Critique

An important goal of a group critique is to improve ones work. It's important for the owner of the piece or work to leave the critique with a list of actionable items to incorporate into the next phase of their project. You want to leave with things that you can do to refine and improve a piece.

2. Critique Facilitator

Now oftentimes in a critique, a facilitator, which could be either the client or your teacher, or instructor, or whoever, will summarize group findings. So several participants present answers to the same design problem. Then the facilitator is then able to compare and contrast group works or pieces.

3. Circular Process

Now just like when you develop a design, critique too can be this kind of circular process. When you start a design, you might do a bit of research and then plan it out. Sketch and then of course, design it, maybe present it, refine it, and so one. The critique is very similar, when you present a piece you are going to receive critiques of course, and then go back and refine a design. This could start really, really, early on in the design phase and this is going to help you continue to refine the piece, make changes, and improve upon your initial design. This cycle can continue until you've reached a point where you have a strong piece that's ready to be shown or presented, or put into production, or whatever it might be.


Well, that ends today's lesson on strategizing to improve the work. Specifically, this lesson discussed the process of a group critique. It also discussed the necessity of a critique facilitator and the fact that critique is a circular process.

Keep up the learning and have a great day!