Where can I get feedback on some interaction designs for a high tech medium, either without breaking NDA or with more exposure?
13 Dec 2012 - 12:44pm
51 weeks ago
I work in a small high tech group at a R&D company. We are developing some interactive systems for a heads-up display, and I'm looking to get feedback on my design work. Basically our options right now are to publish to big academic conferences like CHI or UIST, or basically keep totally quiet. The problem is that our work is not JUST scientific or JUST academic, but also we have more visual and interactive design stuff that communities like CHI don't critique the same way that say a community on behance.net would criticize.
That said, I can't put our stuff on behance.net or anywhere so blatantly public, unless it's published in a magazine or conference journal. The only problem is that I'm looking to get some intermediate feedback on our design work because as it is it probably isn't good enough to get into a high level design magazine or journal. Especially since we don't have a big team of designers, it's just me basically.
So some examples of what would be good are design journals that give feedback similar to peer-review, so there is some criteria for getting in. Or, a closed group where I can share work with other high-tech designers without leaking too much information.
I know this sounds impossible, which is exactly how it feels to me. Design should move quickly into public view, get feedback, and constantly iterate and improve. Unfortunately an R&D environment is pretty much the exact opposite of what fosters good design, but we are trying to break through this barrier nevertheless. Any suggestions you have would be welcome, thank you!!! =)