Do's and don'ts for presentation and critique

Design presentation can be a very delicate process, especially the initial presentations for a new project. If handled incorrectly it can cause a lot of stress for both sides, feelings can get hurt, bad morale can build and lack of progress overall.

I've compiled several do's and don'ts that I have found helped a lot to improve this process in my career. I will continue to refine this document as time passes.

When presenting a design

When criticising a design

Overall the key to success in these matters is comminication. Being careful what you say and how you say it no matter on which side you are is my biggest recommendation.

This list is a work in progress so I will update it as I remember more things that can help