ARTICLE SUMMARY: When you talk about feedback you are talking about a two edged sword. Everyone loves hearing the positive feedback, good for the ego.
Negative feedback, well that’s a horse of a different color. Let’s face it, it’s hard to hear we missed the mark on a project or the possibility we did something wrong. It’s only natural, and contrary to popular belief, designers are only human and subject to the same emotions as the rest of mankind.
“Seek feedback, it’s a gift” by Simon Hoang is a good look at feedback and why it is the gift that keeps on giving to designers. We need to consider
- How you can open yourself up to feedback
- Seeking feedback
- Giving feedback
There is a big difference between criticism and feedback. Once you realize feedback is a tool that can help with continued learning and improving performance you then realize what a gift it really is.
As designers we need to realize the importance of feedback and to incorporate it in our thought process to help us keep improving our designs on a daily basis.
This is a great article for new and seasoned designers alike, well worth reading.
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