Is There a “Right Way” to Ask for UX Design Feedback?

Is there a "right way" to ask for UX design feedback?

In today’s video, I answer a question from Matteo about the right way to ask for feedback on designs. I provide a better approach to seeking feedback and discuss the common mistakes many designers make. Generally speaking, by giving context and asking specific questions, you can get more actionable feedback that helps you improve your designs faster – but watch the video below to see the full answer!

Improving Design Feedback: The Right Approach

Asking for design feedback can be tricky, but there’s a right way to do it that that will give you actionable insights and constructive criticism. Here’s how you can maximize the effectiveness of feedback in your design process:

1. Provide Context: Before seeking feedback, offer a brief overview of the design’s purpose and its place within the user journey. Context lets your audience grasp the design’s significance and offer more relevant feedback that’s actually aligned with its specific goals.

2. Direct Your Ask: Instead of asking for general impressions, focus your request on specific aspects of the design, such as the content layout or key functionalities. Directing your question helps guide feedback toward targeted areas, making it more actionable and conducive to improvement.

3. Efficient Collaboration: By ensuring that your asks are clear and purposeful, you can expect more focused and effective feedback that contributes to meaningful design enhancements.

For a more comprehensive understanding of effective design collaboration, consider joining our upcoming workshops, such as the Portfolio Workshop, which not only addresses design feedback but also helps you articulate design decisions and create an outstanding UX portfolio.

If you’re seeking answers to your UX-related questions or want guidance on a specific topic, feel free to submit them here: https://bitesizeux.com/uxquestions/

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Context!

Providing context about the design's purpose and user journey facilitates more focused and relevant feedback, ensuring a clear understanding of the design's objectives.

Be Specific

Directing feedback requests towards specific design elements, such as content layout or functionality, encourages actionable and purpose-driven insights that contribute to meaningful improvements.

Effective Collaboration

Streamlining feedback processes through clear and concise requests prevents overwhelming discussions, fostering more productive and focused exchanges that enhance the overall design quality and efficient collaboration.

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