From A List Apart: At a project’s start, the possi­bil­i­ties are endless. That clean slate is both lovely and terri­fying. As designers, we begin by filling space with tempo­rary messes and uncer­tain exper­i­ments. We make a thou­sand tiny deci­sions quickly, trying to shape a message that will resonate with our audi­ence. Then in the middle of a flow, we must stop and share our unfin­ished work with colleagues or clients. This typical halt in the creative process begs the ques­tion: What does the critique do for the design and the rest of the project? Do critiques really help and are they neces­sary? If so, how do we use this feed­back to improve our creative output? · Go to Design crit­i­cism and the creative process →