Web Crit

Designers explain their intentions and the panel reviews the site assessing how well those intentions have been realized and suggesting strategies that might have improved it. Fun, educational and it makes us squirm a bit. This year’s panelists include Bruce Wyman, Dana Mitroff Silvers and Paul Stork.

Modeled on the art school critique, Web sites are volunteered in advance by MW attendees who are present to pose the problems they faced and respond to commentary.

These are the sites selected for this year:

Yukon Arts Centre — http://yukonartscentre.com/
Artsy — http://www.artsy.net/
National Aquarium — http://www.aqua.org/
MW 2014 — http://mw2014.museumsandtheweb.com/

How it Works

The Web Crit is an interactive conversation between the presenter (whose site is the topic of discussion), the panel, and those in the session.

We have 90 minutes in which to review 4 sites (approx. 20 minutes each). In that time, we’ll run the same process for each site…

  • brief intro (1 min)
  • the site representative will present the site briefly (max. 4 minutes) highlighting the challenges they face and the areas where they’d like feedback.
  • each of the two panelists will respond with their reactions and questions for the representative (4 minutes each)
  • we open up the commentary to the group in the room (7 minutes)

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