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Preparing for a design critique has always been anxiety-inducing for me. I’m often left wondering, what is the best way to present my work? What workshops should I conduct to get the information I want? What if my design sucks and everybody laughs at me??

Oftentimes, the design critique happens in a whirlwind. Sometimes I get great feedback and sometimes I’m left with a broken morale and no concrete solutions.

After many design critiques, I’ve come to a few revelations about hosting and presenting at design critiques. I’ll share them with you now.

3 Steps to Clearly Present Your Designs

Step 1: Start the session by identifying what you want out of the design critique

This step is incredibly important because the…

This past month I had the exciting opportunity to lead a project with Femmecubator’s team of volunteer UX Designers. Femmecubator is a community that emboldens and supports women of color who are transitioning into the tech industry by providing them mentorship opportunities and resources.

The organization is currently working on building a mentor matching platform and has become lost in feature creep. I joined the company to help design their Account/Profile Settings page and Onboarding process. …

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Minimalism was and still is a style of art, music, architecture, etc. beginning in the 1960s that uses very simple ideas or a very small number of simple elements. However, in typical millennial fashion, we’ve adopted this art movement into a lifestyle trend now featuring YouTubers in bare rooms sleeping on the floor. Don’t get me wrong I’m not a hater, I too identify as a minimalist. But I often wonder, have we as a generation gone too far?

I’m sitting alone in my Pinterest-inspired neutral-toned work in progress of a living room; snowy white rug underneath my bum, leaning…

Iris Lee

Product Designer

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