I was recently asked by Sarah Handelman, a contributing writer for Design Bureau if I’d be willing to answer a few questions for her Dialogue column. The interview has now been published and is available to read in its entirety here.
Sarah asked some great questions and really got me thinking about some things I hadn’t thought about before. One topic I really enjoyed discussing was criticism on the web and how it can become a gift. I said:
In Lewis Hyde’s seminal book The Gift, he writes about the idea of gift-giving within community. The entire community is exchanging gifts, to each other, constantly passing them around and making them agents of change that expand the reach of the community. I think that’s how Dribbble has created a community where design criticism and feedback can act as gifts. The entire community is exchanging feedback. In turn, designers can provide better design to a larger audience.
That’s just a small sample, but I hope you read the entire thing. I had a blast doing it and a big thanks for Sarah and Design Bureau for including me in the series.