Do Better Design Reviews

Thursday,  July 14, 2011

Critiquing each other’s designs is an important part of user experience work, but unfortunately we often run into problems of ego, politeness, and less-then-helpful feedback.

This workshop will show you a simple model for facilitating design review sessions that addresses those problems. We’ll start with going over the rules, run a quick demonstration of the process, and then break attendees into groups to do their own design reviews.

So please come prepared with real projects that you’d like to get reviewed, and a lucky few of you will have your projects critiqued with a small group of peers using this model. Your projects can be anywhere from sketched ideas to interactive prototypes, or even already delivered products.

This is going to be a fun evening and you’ll leave with a great technique that you can start using in your projects right away.

What You’ll Get Out of This Presentation

  • A way to get useful feedback from clients, project managers, and programmers!
  • Feedback from your peers
  • Deluca’s pizza!

About Our Speaker

Davin Granroth got his start in the field in the mid-90s by helping students and faculty learn how to write better for the web.

These days, Davin is the User Experience Manager at Covenant Eyes, where he spends his days managing and developing the newly added User Experience team, coordinating UX research and design work across the company, and advising the executive, management, and product development teams.

To find out more about Davin’s experience, check out his LinkedIn profile.


Thursday, July 14, 2011

6:00 PM — Networking
6:45 PM — Announcements
7:00 PM — Speaker
8:30 PM — Wrap up and more networking


Second Gear Coworking
1134 N. Washington
Lansing, MI 48906


$5, Current students
$10, Usability Professionals’ Association members
$20, All others


Register online at Guestlist so we know who’s coming and how to plan for refreshments. We’ll also take payment (cash or check) at the door. Questions? Email events {at} miupa dot org.

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