CMU School of Drama

Friday, May 19, 2017

Feedback is not an option.

Dear Design Student: This is a tardigrade. It can survive in the vacuum of space. The design process cannot. Still, many designers try to isolate themselves, using the label “creative” (as a noun) and their “creative process” as defenses against other people’s feedback. Some designers will go so far as to work for free to avoid input from others.

But design is by its nature collaborative. It’s about solving problems. Unless you’re solving problems for yourself, it requires at least two people: a designer and a person with a problem.

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