Receiving Prescriptive Feedback2:07 with Hope Armstrong
Listen to examples of prescriptive feedback and see how to distinguish it from constructive feedback.
Now, I'll cover prescriptive feedback. 0:00 This feedback is directive. 0:03 While it may lack a constructive explanation, 0:04 it certainly gives you insight into the other person's perspective. 0:07 This can be challenging to react to, if you disagree, or 0:10 if the request is not feasible. 0:14 Add in these five paragraphs of text. 0:17 Sometimes I get requests like this, and 0:20 there simply isn't enough room to fit in all the content in a given space. 0:22 Often, the person isn't aware of the space constraints because they have difficulty 0:27 visualizing it. 0:31 You can say, can we work together to pare down the content so 0:32 it comfortably fits within this space? 0:36 I'd like to maintain the readability and ensure the viewer can digest the content. 0:39 Make the logo bigger. 0:44 And make the button yellow. 0:46 And move it 5px to the left. 0:49 If you agree, feel free to revise it. 0:51 But if you're unsure why this is being requested, 0:54 you can say can you help me understand the reasons for those changes? 0:57 You may also ask if there's a style guide or component library to refer to. 1:02 This needs x feature. 1:06 This feedback may lack context to the scope. 1:08 It may make sense to say the goal is to make an MVP in two weeks. 1:12 We'll iterate on it later as time permits and a need is identified. 1:18 Often, designers create an MVP, or minimum viable product, of a feature. 1:22 It includes only the essential aspects of a feature. 1:28 This quickly validates an idea by evaluating how customers use it. 1:31 Over time, improvements are added in increments to enhance the feature 1:36 to it's full potential. 1:41 Communicate this strategy to the critic. 1:42 If they insist and have the authority to change the project scope, 1:45 re-establish expectations including timing considerations and resources needed. 1:49 That's everything for this workshop. 1:54 I hope these examples have prepared you to handle feedback in your next review. 1:56 For your reference, 2:01 I've included example responses in the instruction step that follows. 2:03
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