When it comes to working on a web design project, there are a lot of factors that come together to guarantee its success. The designers have to coordinate with the developers to make the design come to life, and the copywriters make their own contributions by giving it a personality. However, no matter how well-oiled of a machine your website design team is, there may be times when there are aspects of the design that aren’t working out, and it’s very important to communicate this to the team. A lot of people think giving effective feedback is all about telling someone what’s wrong with their work, but in order for it to be really effective, it needs to provide them with an idea of what they can do to make it better. Here are some tips to give effective feedback on a web design project.
Don’t make it personal
A big mistake that plenty of clients or project managers make when they provide feedback on a project is that they make it personal, even if they don’t mean to. When it comes to giving effective feedback, the best way to frame the situation is not to make the problem and you versus the designer, it should be the both of you versus the design problem. Remember that both of you have the same goal in terms of creating a great design. So when asking a designer about their choice for a particular design, instead of asking, “Why did YOU choose this design?”, you can ask them, “Why was this design chosen?”.
Always ask questions
While your feedback will always be appreciated for the design process, you also have to remember that you don’t know everything about the project. Instead of assuming right off the bat and critiquing this particular element or color, you should always pause and ask for the designer’s side in terms of their design choices. Always open yourself up to learning a thing or two even when you’re the one providing the feedback.
Avoid subjective statements
When providing effective feedback on a web design project, you should always avoid using subjective statements in your feedback. Using subjective statements don’t really do much in terms of feedback as these kinds of statements are usually rooted in the opinion of the person providing feedback. Always use hard facts when providing feedback on a project. This makes it easier for you and the designer to work together to come up with an effective solution to the problem.