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Remote Academy:
Design Critique – How to discuss design with critique

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CEST – online
Trainer: Jan Kiekeben, Language: English

Topic: Design Critique – How to discuss design with critique

For this Ask me Anything session, Digitale Leute is hosting Jan Kiekeben, Senior Product Designer at XING.


Designers like to discuss products, design, user experience and everything else that goes with them. However, when we get feedback about our own work, we are quickly emotionally attacked. When we talk to non-designers about design, we often get lost in ineffective, lengthy discussions – and when we talk about failures or problems, it often ends with mutual accusations.

In this AMA, Jan would like to talk about the methodology of „design critique“ and the goal-oriented discussion in the entire design process: How can we avoid the situations mentioned above? Why do we need Design Critique for this? When is feedback necessary and helpful – and how do you establish an effective design discussion culture in teams and companies?

The participants will learn:

Who should attend:

Designers and design leaders who want to level up their design process for themselves, their teams and their organization

About your host

Jan is passionate about digital products we all like to use and enjoy. He has a keen interest in every aspect of product design, such as human factors, research, innovative interaction design, and strategy, with the aim of bringing more joy to the online world. As a team player he invests a lot of time in developing the design maturity of his team, peers and organisation at large.

Jan started his career as a business and process consultant for international projects and publishing houses around the globe, where he focussed on solving problems for people working in the printing industry. Jan then followed his passion for design by taking advantage of a unique opportunity to launch a completely new product. Coupling his aptitude for problem-solving with his business background and passion for user experience design, Jan brings a unique perspective and skill set to his teams. With over 10 years of experience under his belt, Jan is currently a Senior Product Designer at XING, helping people grow and foster professional business contacts.


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How does the Ask me Anything session work?

This Ask me Anything is much more than a passive live stream: Participants will be able to interact with the expert and hand in their questions. After registering, you will get an email with all the instructions from us so you can send in your questions, which our expert will answer during the session. You will be invited to the virtual meeting room where you can interact with other attendees and the speaker. We will provide you with the necessary links and instructions via mail before the workshop starts.

Which tools do I need?

For this webinar we use Zoom. If you have never used Zoom before you will be prompted to install a browser plugin as soon as you click on the link we sent you. The installation is quick. But this is why we suggest joining the webinar a couple of minutes earlier.

Questions? Contact us via info@digitale-leute.de