What is a critique?1:56 with Nick Pettit
It might seem like giving or receiving feedback is a negative thing, but that's not the case at all. In a professional environment, it's essential to talk to one another about the work you're doing in a constructive manner.
[MUSIC] 0:00 Hi, I'm Nick. 0:09 When you work with other people, or even if you just work by yourself, 0:10 you'll often need to be critical and give feedback. 0:14 In order for anything to get better, 0:18 you need to acknowledge the things you like, and the things you don't like. 0:20 But, more importantly, you'll need to be able to elaborate and 0:24 say exactly why you like something or why you don't like something. 0:28 It might seem like giving feedback or receiving feedback is a negative thing, 0:33 but that's not the case at all. 0:38 In a professional environment, it's essential to talk to one another 0:40 about the work you're doing in a constructive manner. 0:43 People and businesses that aren't afraid to dig 0:47 into this topics will be able to get better, faster. 0:50 And just a quick note. 0:55 Throughout this course, I might use the word criticism, 0:56 critique, or feedback interchangeably. 1:00 But they all really mean the same thing. 1:03 You're telling someone, in a constructive way, how you feel about something. 1:04 There's no specific communication medium for critique. 1:09 It could be in an email, a comment, on a document, or face-to-face conversation. 1:14 You might have a weekly meeting scheduled for dedicated design critique time, 1:20 or you might just give feedback as needed. 1:26 However, even though there's no formal format, 1:30 there's still a basic guideline to keep in mind. 1:33 An effective critique should provide feedback that is objective and useful. 1:37 That's a lot more difficult than it sounds because design work is 1:44 often very subjective. 1:47 One person might like it and another person might not like it. 1:49 In the next video, we'll learn how to formulate feedback. 1:53
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