• Emily SaforrianEmily Saforrian, over 8 years ago

    This is a great idea and I've been wanting it for a while. The one thing I would ask is that there be an option for posting items visible only to members.

    I feel that in order to put work out there that honestly needs critique is to put yourself into a vulnerable position. To do that requires a safe environment. Airing all your dirty laundry and discussing it in the public does not afford that.

    Just consider why people don't post their works in progress on Dribbble.

    3 points
    • Henry Boldizsar, over 8 years ago

      Thank you! :-)

      Here's my reasoning behind keeping it all public: The real value of feedback isn't the changes it helped to make on the current project-- the value comes when feedback affects all future decisions/designs etc. In other words, feedback is most valuable when it affects your understanding or knowledge on a subject. Therefore it's awesome when feedback is public because other people can learn from the feedback even if it's not for their own project.

      Any ideas on how to make people more comfortable with posting while still remaining public?

      0 points
      • Jarrod DrysdaleJarrod Drysdale, over 8 years ago

        I don't feel like this is a great reason for keeping it public. Anyone who wants to learn from the feedback can just sign up, after all!

        I agree that for client work, I'd be hesitant to post here. I wouldn't want a client seeing my work criticized, as it could put my livelihood at risk.

        2 points
      • Emily SaforrianEmily Saforrian, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

        I'm not sure I agree with your argument that outsiders can learn from other people's feedback on other people's projects.

        I think the learning comes from creating the best work you possibly can, having it critiqued and then iterating on that feedback.

        For an outsider, they are missing the critical first step of thinking through each decision and reaching their potential. In fact, I would argue that there is little learning that can occur because of hindsight bias. By time an outsider sees a project and all the feedback they will say, "of course, I wouldn't have made those mistakes".

        Edit: grammar

        4 points