Don’t forget critique and review

May 8th, 2010

Over the last few years, my web design process has distilled into something that I would call efficient and effective. It usually goes something like:

  • Gather info and research
  • Content layout & site architecture
  • Sketch and wireframe
  • Photoshop!
  • Cut and code
  • Test and launch

That’s a pretty simplified version, but you get the idea. For a more detailed process, here are two outlines that I admire:

These are all good but I think they overlook an important step: critique and review. For example, Grip Limited includes a note on their jobs section (scroll down) about how important peer review / critique is in their process. »