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The Critique

The Critique

Description:

In this lesson you will learn about the process of critique, which visual communicators use to discuss, analyze and improve their work. 

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Tutorial

What's Covered

In this lesson you'll learn about critique and figure out why it's important, and how it helps us in discussing, analyzing, and improving a visual communicator's work. Specifically, this lesson will cover:

  1. Critique Overview
  2. Examples of Critique

1. Critique Overview

Critique is a normal and important part of the design process that may occur when a project is finished or throughout its development. A critique is also known as a "crit", a collaborative meeting, where the participants describe, analyze, and interpret work with the goal of evaluating and improving it.

Term to Know

    • Critique
    • Also known as a "crit", a collaborative meeting where the participants describe, analyze and interpret work with the goal of evaluating and improving it.

It's a very interactive, collaborative process, typically led by a facilitator.


2. Examples of Critique

You might have critiques at work or school, client office, or studios, and many other venues, where your work is being presented or submitted. Again, you can have it with team members, coworkers, instructors, or teachers, clients, lead artist, or whoever could be acting as a facilitator for the critique.

Now, critiques can also be written or oral on the individual bases, but it's best carried out as a live group activity, because different people see designs differently. So it's a great idea to get feedback to how a design is communicated to a viewer and what you can do as a designer to make it more effective.

Summary

An overview of the critique process explained that participants describe, analyze, and interpret work with the goal of improving the work.  Examples of critiques include written or verbal feedback, but it's best to be live so it can be a collaborative session.

Keep up the learning and have a great day!

Source: SOURCE: THIS WORK IS ADAPTED FROM SOPHIA AUTHOR MARIO E. HERNANDEZ

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Critique

    Also known as a "crit", a collaborative meeting where the participants describe, analyze and interpret work with the goal of evaluating and improving it.