Criticize Design to improve Design!
When I was a student at ACCD in Pasadena I learned to accept critics about my work and also critic my classmates’ works. Our teachers encouraged us to do so.
When I start teaching I also criticize students’ works and asked them to give their critics and opinions about their classmates’ works.
At work (Fiat first and since 15 years at Renault Design) I received critics and also gave some, when I manage my projects or participate to internal projects reviews I give always my honest open critic.
This sometimes makes things harder to accept, we hardly accept our teacher’s suggestions (and at ACCD those suggestions where hard to hear).
However the question is: why do we receive critics?