Fluxible Workshop with Aaron Irizarry

Discussing Design: Improving Team Communication and Collaboration Through Critique

2:00pm – 5:30pm Friday 22 Sep 2017
Communitech Hub

Tickets no longer available, as this workshop has sold out.

Our ability to critique speaks directly to the quality of the conversations and collaboration we have with our teammates, whether they be designers, developers, or stakeholders. The ideas and designs we have for the services, products, and websites we’re creating depend on this feedback.

This workshop examines the language, rules, and strategies for critique and provides participants with takeaways that can immediately be put to work to create a useful, collaborative environment for discussing design.

In this workshop, we'll focus on:

  • Understanding what critique is and why feedback on its own is problematic.
  • How to introduce critique to team members who may be unfamiliar with it.
  • Ways to improve our ability to deliver, collect and receive critique.
  • Facilitation techniques for improving the quality of feedback discussions.
  • Best practices for incorporating critiques into a design process.
  • Identifying common challenges to critique in organizations and tools to overcome them. Note that registration for this workshop is independent from Fluxible Conference.
About Aaron Irizarry
Head of Experience Infrastructure at Capital One
Aaron Irizarry

Those of you with long memories and an appreciation of the rich history of past Fluxible events will recognize the name Aaron Irizarry even if you have no recollection of his presentation. That’s because he was scheduled to present at Fluxible 2016, but had to withdraw. Last year’s loss is this year’s gain, though.

Aaron "Ron" Irizarry is the Head of Experience Infrastructure at Capital One and co-author of Discussing Design: Improving Communication and Collaboration Through Critique. He has been building online products for startups and large corporations for over 15 years. It's also important to know that Aaron is a life-long Dodgers fan and heavy metal enthusiast.

As he did last year, Aaron has provided us with about as spartan a bio as one could imagine, meaning that sentences such as this one have been added in order to bulk it up. But that’s alright — we’re confident that he’s saving his best thoughts for his presentation!