• Ian GoodeIan Goode, over 6 years ago

    The author wasn't talking about criticism so much as the knee-jerk "verbal hand grenades" as Justin Mezzell put it.

    People are entitled to their opinion, of course, and criticism can be healthy, of course, but unfortunately a lot of people have problems when it comes to the way they express their opinion. I think that's what the author is referring to. At the end of the day, as a designer you have to be able to take critique, but you absolutely should not have to take rudeness along with it.

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    • Pasquale D'SilvaPasquale D'Silva, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

      Eh, that disclaimer was recently tacked on at the end of the article, probably after this DN thread came to be. Critique or "verbal hand grenades" were not part of the essay. The author wrote a weak piece of satire, pussyfooting around the real issues.

      "but you absolutely should not have to take rudeness along with it."

      • Yeah, so don't take it. Divorcing yourself from emotion is the ultimate response. Take the value that's wrapped inside the critique missile and do something good with it. If a LOT of people are responding negatively about a piece of work, there's a reason... your job as a designer is to distill it.

      Getting your soiled underwear in a knot over it doesn't do shit.

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