What happened at TTT Studios’ design critique 2022?

Design critique taking place at TTT Studios’ office.
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After a two-year hiatus, TTT Studios was thrilled to host our first in-person event since the beginning of Covid-19! Last week, we were happy to meet with a group of talented design students from the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in the Graphic + Digital Design program. 

Similar to last year’s virtual event, Fraser Valley’s Design Instructor, Andrew McKinley, invited our design team to participate in GD304’s (Course: User Experience Design) design critique. As part of the students’ final project, they were asked to form groups, create a potential app idea, and explain the design process and how it solves users’ pain points.

Design critique taking place at TTT Studios’ office.
Caption: Design critique taking place at TTT Studios’ office.
Design critique taking place at TTT Studios’ office.
Caption: Design critique taking place at TTT Studios’ office.

Walkabout design critique recap

With the students only being in the early stages of their final project, these future designers had the opportunity to present their app features at whatever phase they were in. We got to see it all, from early wireframe concepts to some mature stages of user interface (UI). The goal of the critique was for the students to present their features and receive feedback from industry professionals. 

To add a spin to the design critique, project wireframes were posted around the office for students and TTT designers to walk through. Everyone was encouraged to add stickies with any feedback for improvement they recommended.

Design critique taking place at TTT Studios’ office.
Caption: Design critique taking place at TTT Studios’ office.
Design critique taking place at TTT Studios’ office.
Caption: Design critique taking place at TTT Studios’ office.

Each of the projects demonstrated creativity, innovation and touched on diverse topics. The ideas ranged from an app that caters to the cycling community, transit assistance, and assisting those that experience anxiety surrounding climate change.

By the end of the walkthrough, students had the opportunity to present their final project concepts to our fabulous TTT’ers, which included: 

Design critique taking place at TTT Studios’ office.
Caption: Design critique taking place at TTT Studios’ office.

There was also an opportunity to ask questions or elaborate on any sticky notes students or TTT’s designers may have added during the walkthrough. As the design students continue to move forward with their projects, the feedback the students receive from the critique will be used as a guided direction in their project development.

Design critique taking place at TTT Studios’ office.
Caption: Design critique taking place at TTT Studios’ office.

TTT Studios within the tech community

At TTT Studios, we value our community relationships. Community involvement is how we continue to grow and develop individually and as a larger tech community. The opportunity to host events like this is what we love to do! Empowering students who can one day pay it forward as they continue their professional journey is something in itself. As regulations continue to loosen, we look forward to participating in many of the community-led events ahead! If you’d like TTT involved in any upcoming events, whether it be as a speaker or sponsor, we encourage you to reach out to us via email: speaking@ttt.studio or sponsorships@ttt.studio.

About TTT’s Design Team

We have a diverse Design Team, with processes designed to keep the user at the center of the products we deliver for our clients. Creating innovative and delightful solutions.

If you want to learn more about the fun things that TTT Studios’ Design Team gets into, check out TTT’s dribbble portfolio to see some of their creative concepts.

About TTT Studios

TTT is a Vancouver-based award-winning Digital Innovation Studio focused on creating digital solutions for more than 200 clients around the world. Working with industry leaders and disruptors, we solve our client’s most complex problems, shaping their businesses through technology.

For more information on TTT Studios, please visit: ttt.studio.