Oh man does this article hit home...
It took me until very recently to learn how to talk about my non-technical fine arts background in interviews, and how those skills provided any value.
I vividly remember those nerve racking Art-class critiques 😖
But without those experiences I don't think I'd be able to take and give feedback as objectively as I do now. If you can't talk about what you did, why you did it, and how it impacts the system/product/whatever it's difficult to get your ideas sold.
All those formal critiques helped us break down feedback into actionable items. Analyzing that feedback, turning it around quickly into new iterations, without being emotionally attached to the previous concept are skills I wish more people had.
Well put! Also, I absolutely agree - the the ability to give and receive feedback objectively is rarer than I'd like in our field. Thank you!
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