on Critique (was G1 Android - case study in inconsistency)

25 Sep 2008 - 12:34pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

So the discussion on the G1 has now turned into one of critiquing Google
design as a whole.
Anyone from Google here want to step up?

I think one of the big issues is one that Jared Spool's latest Webinar is
trying to address in the UX community. Where is "critique" in UX, In IxD?

I think to have a discussion about design and Google we need to have an
understanding of what we are all talking about and this happens at 2 levels.
1 is the functional. We are great at evaluating functionality and usability.
The other is aesthetics. And aesthetics is not just visual design.

When one goes through formal design education you go through a process of
learning how to critique aesthetics. There is a shared language for each
design discipline, with a historical element added to it, that engender the
criteria around which we can give a critique. I think we as Interaction
designers haven't done this yet and until we do this whole conversation
about Google is whimsical at best.

-- dave

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25 Sep 2008 - 1:07pm
Michael Micheletti
2006

Perhaps Jared's recent article on "What goes into a Well-Done Critique" has
already been mentioned on this list, but if not, here's the link:

http://www.uie.com/articles/critique/

I thought this an excellent short article with good recommendations and
positive examples of how experienced reviewers help to make critiques
successful for their teams. Recommended.

Michael Micheletti

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 10:34 AM, David Malouf <dave.ixd at gmail.com> wrote:

> ...
>
> I think one of the big issues is one that Jared Spool's latest Webinar is
> trying to address in the UX community. Where is "critique" in UX, In IxD?
>
> ...

27 Sep 2008 - 3:54pm
Micah Freedman
2008

Speaking of critique, would anyone else in NYC be interested in getting
together on a regular basis (monthly? bimonthly?) for critique sessions?
Would any of the luminaries on here be interested in mentoring such events?
I haven't really thought through the details, but I'd be willing to put in
some organizational effort to make it happen if there's enough interest out
there....

> I think one of the big issues is one that Jared Spool's latest Webinar is
> > trying to address in the UX community. Where is "critique" in UX, In IxD?
>

30 Sep 2008 - 10:24am
Jarod Tang
2007

CNet review on G1,
http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/htc-dream-t-mobile/4505-6452_7-33283585.html

P.S.
I wish i works fine with it's battery.

Cheers,
-- Jarod
On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 1:34 AM, David Malouf <dave.ixd at gmail.com> wrote:
> So the discussion on the G1 has now turned into one of critiquing Google
> design as a whole.
> Anyone from Google here want to step up?
>
> I think one of the big issues is one that Jared Spool's latest Webinar is
> trying to address in the UX community. Where is "critique" in UX, In IxD?
>
> I think to have a discussion about design and Google we need to have an
> understanding of what we are all talking about and this happens at 2 levels.
> 1 is the functional. We are great at evaluating functionality and usability.
> The other is aesthetics. And aesthetics is not just visual design.
>
> When one goes through formal design education you go through a process of
> learning how to critique aesthetics. There is a shared language for each
> design discipline, with a historical element added to it, that engender the
> criteria around which we can give a critique. I think we as Interaction
> designers haven't done this yet and until we do this whole conversation
> about Google is whimsical at best.
>
> -- dave
>
>
> --
> David Malouf
> http://synapticburn.com/
> http://ixda.org/
> http://motorola.com/
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16 Oct 2008 - 8:58am
Jarod Tang
2007

http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/10/15/what-android-can-learn-from-the-iphone-its-the-software-stupid/

More review comes.

Cheers,
-- Jarod

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 11:24 PM, Jarod Tang <jarod.tang at gmail.com> wrote:
> CNet review on G1,
> http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/htc-dream-t-mobile/4505-6452_7-33283585.html
>
> P.S.
> I wish i works fine with it's battery.
>
> Cheers,
> -- Jarod
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 1:34 AM, David Malouf <dave.ixd at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So the discussion on the G1 has now turned into one of critiquing Google
>> design as a whole.
>> Anyone from Google here want to step up?
>>
>> I think one of the big issues is one that Jared Spool's latest Webinar is
>> trying to address in the UX community. Where is "critique" in UX, In IxD?
>>
>> I think to have a discussion about design and Google we need to have an
>> understanding of what we are all talking about and this happens at 2 levels.
>> 1 is the functional. We are great at evaluating functionality and usability.
>> The other is aesthetics. And aesthetics is not just visual design.
>>
>> When one goes through formal design education you go through a process of
>> learning how to critique aesthetics. There is a shared language for each
>> design discipline, with a historical element added to it, that engender the
>> criteria around which we can give a critique. I think we as Interaction
>> designers haven't done this yet and until we do this whole conversation
>> about Google is whimsical at best.
>>
>> -- dave
>>
>>
>> --
>> David Malouf
>> http://synapticburn.com/
>> http://ixda.org/
>> http://motorola.com/
>> ________________________________________________________________
>> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
>> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
>> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
>> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
>> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>>
>
>
>
> --
> http://designforuse.blogspot.com/
>

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