Design Critique Hub
So this is my second attempt at this as the first one apparently didn't save and I lost it 😥(lesson: select all copy the text before posting if it's of length just in case)
So many years ago I was part of a site called something like design feedback (can't recall the exact name) and it was a site where you uploaded your design and got critiques from other designers. At the time I found it invaluable because I was the only designer in the company I was working for. It allowed me to get in-depth critiques with a clear rationale on why rather than "can the button colour be blue because it's Wednesday". (Don't get me wrong I'm not saying client feedback isn't also important)
On the flip side critiquing others' work reinforced what I knew and also made me a better designer by really considering reasons and reminding me of the fundamentals learned in design school etc.
They had a points system similar to this community so the more in-depth feedback you gave the more points you got. It was nice to be able to critique a few projects when there was a spare 30 minutes between meetings or something.
Unfortunately, the site got invaded by bots and the creator didn't have time to work on it as it was just a pet project for them and so the site died.
I wonder if something like that could be beneficial for this community. I'm sure there are many 1 or 2 designer businesses that would benefit from some additional designers eyes to go 'have you considered x,y,z' so all our clients get the best they can and we all build up.
As a part of this community area, it's already restricted stopping the bot problem and the comment system on Duda sites would make critiquing easy although it would be nice to somehow be integrated into this community rather than necessarily being taken away to a site? Basically what I'm saying is that base parts already exist in a way.
Curious to know what others' thoughts are.