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Critique to collaborate with a design review template

Create constructive, on-task critique sessions with FigJam’s design feedback tool, so your development team will function like a well-oiled machine.

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Design review template 

Deliver feedback from anywhere with FigJam’s dedicated design critique framework.

Craft your designs with care

Follow the example of great artists throughout time by giving critique a permanent place in your process—and achieve museum-worthy results.

Pick out problems: Identify design issues and carve out space to address them.

Smooth the edges: Think critically about every aspect of your design to deliver impeccable end products and seamless experiences.

Hone your creativity: Develop a clear, consistent style and strategy across projects.

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Gather your collaborators and contemporaries

Host digital feedback meetings on FigJam’s design critique template to collaborate more efficiently than ever before. Easy-to-use tools allow you to focus on the designs you’re developing and the input you’re gathering, while integrated widgets like Lil’ Chat and Excalidraw Pad make for easy communication and creativity.

Review, revitalize, revamp, repeat

Distill your development process with design critique examples from FigJam. Take precious feedback into the next phase using invaluable resources from the FigJam community.

FAQs

Design reviews vary from industry to industry and from organization to organization, but most include a few key components:

- Background information about the project requirements and goals

- Criteria used to evaluate the design—what success looks like

- The design itself

- Direct feedback, questions, and actionable ideas

The best way to write a design review is to use a rubric. A systematized critique process takes the guesswork out of feedback delivery, ensuring that team members can communicate without confusion or tension.

Meet with the relevant team members to create a design review tool that aligns with the needs of your project—which aspects matter most? Where should reviewers direct their attention? By having everyone on the same page as you review the background, requirements, and necessary changes to the design, you can collaborate rather than dictate, building camaraderie while you problem solve.

In most creative processes, the design review stages are:

1. Presentation: The first stage is a review of the design brief, the necessary background details, and the current iteration of the product, program, or page. The designer may choose to contextualize or describe their design as they see fit.

2. Critique: After establishing the criteria—the metrics by which the design should be evaluated, such as “how accessible is the design?” or “does the design fit into our family of products?”—you’ll begin soliciting feedback from the relevant stakeholders and collaborators.

3. Evaluation: Once you’ve gathered these critical thoughts, you’ll want to prioritize them to determine your next steps, using the established criteria and the project’s main objectives as a guiding force.

After the design review, most developers will likely implement the essential changes before presenting their next iteration for a similar review session using the same design feedback template.

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