The Art of Getting Great Feedback
Feedback is an integral part of any design process but how do you get good, quality feedback on your work that you can trust? Open yourself up and read on to find out why feedback is so important, what kind of feedback you should seek, who to get feedback from, who you just need to ignore and more. Why Should I Even Ask for Feedback? It’s My Art. The biggest benefit of asking for feedback ultimately is to improve yourself as an artist or designer and raise the quality of your work. No matter what level you are at, a mature artist knows there is always room for improvement. Allowing a second set of eyes is also about admitting that you don’t know everything, and that maybe you're "too close" to the project to see it without bias. After a while you can begin to use others feedback to help measure yourself as an artist. With each feedback cycle, you will learn new approaches and techniques to get better results. What Questions Should I Ask? Knowing your strengths and weaknesses and the type of work you’re seeking feedback on determines the type of questions you should ask. Two key points of feedback to ask for are:
- What things are working well and what things are not? Why is that?
- If this was your piece, how would you have done it differently?