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Parting Words of Advice

In this critique, we walked through a common framework to evaluate an application based on its visual design, interaction design, and product strategy. We also tangentially covered motion design and considered copy.

โ€‹importantโ€‹ Remember, depending on the company and the role youโ€™re applying for, you may want to emphasize certain aspects of a critique over others.

This is just one way of running a crit. Based on how you approach this exercise, you may come up with an entirely different flow and evaluation. Whatโ€™s important is to have a rigorous framework in the first place to evaluate the app against.

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