Uber's Undoing Part III: Redemption(elischiff.com)

over 4 years ago from Eli Schiff, elischiff.com

  • Phil RauPhil Rau, over 4 years ago

    In what way is Criticism meant to be impartial? Isn't the whole point of being a critic being able to state your opinions about things? Isn't hearing the critic's point of view the point of reading a critique?

    I genuinely think you have it backwards.

    9 points
    • Andrew Hersh, over 4 years ago

      I believe he means impartial to the parties involved when discussing something that is not, specifically, the parties involved.

      If this is a design critique, the individuals responsible for it should really never be mentioned aside from identifying them.

      1 point
      • Eli SchiffEli Schiff, over 4 years ago

        Uh find me the rule book on that ☝️

        -1 points
        • Andrew Hersh, over 4 years ago

          If you were critiquing a painting and you spent half your time describing how the painter is a hyperdouche, it would naturally lead to any listener/reader wondering whether your critique of the painting may be unfairly influenced by your personal opinion of the painter which means your critique would not necessarily even be about the painting, but the painter.

          It could or could not be useful information to have, but it is utterly useless when trying to convey whether the painting itself is good or not good.

          If your critique is about Uber as a company, with design being an incidental part of that, then getting into the personalities of leadership is appropriate. But if your critique is about the designs employed by the company, then it is inappropriate.

          Not against any "rule," but if your audience gets a feeling you'd rather avoid (that your critique is not due to your analysis of the design, but due to your personal opinions of the individual), then it would be pretty stupid to not accept that........ criticism.

          5 points
          • David ThornDavid Thorn, over 4 years ago

            You know people study the artists as well right? You can have criticism for both the painting or the painter, but it's way more interesting and compelling to see the story of both told as one.

            3 points
      • Account deleted over 4 years ago

        Yeah pretty much this.

        -1 points