Parting Words of Advice

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Updated August 25, 2022

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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.

important Remember, depending on the company and the role you’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. What’s important is to have a rigorous framework in the first place to evaluate the app against.

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