Setting the Foundation for Meaningful Critiques: Goals, Principles, Personas and Scenarios

Jared Spool

March 31st, 2017

In this week’s article I revisit Adam Connor’s discussion on how to set the foundation of a meaningful critique by using goals, principles, personas, and scenarios.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Personas and scenarios provide the “setting” for the analysis? How are we going to look at the design? Through whose eyes? With what behaviors or expectations? In what contexts?

In UX design, it’s common to say phrases like “I/You are not the user.” This can be hard for people to remember; clients and professionals with other areas of expertise, hell, sometimes even UX designers, forget it for a moment or two. By setting up solid personas and scenarios at the beginning of your project (hopefully based on research), you give yourself and your team a starting point to help guide your critique and analysis

Read the article: Setting the Foundation for Meaningful Critiques: Goals, Principles, Personas and Scenarios

Have you incorporated meaningful critiques into your design process? Comment below, we’d love to hear your answers.

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