Archive for June, 2007

Studio Critique: Boosting Creativity through better Feedback (full day workshop)

Posted on 15. Jun, 2007 by in blog, Events

Saturday, July 21, 2007 10:00 am PT – 5:00 pm PT
Citizen Space, San Francisco, CA

Cost: $99

Artists and designers rely on studio critique to understand how their work resonates with others. But it’s not just artists who need to bridge the inner worlds of creativity with their audience to improve and innovate, we all do.

This workshop is an inside look at studio critique. It is a hands-on inquiry about the fundamental human practice of feedback. Find out what’s entailed in creating a safe environment so that people will share what’s on their mind productively. Walk through an evaluation framework that allows diversity to flourish. The rigor of the approach accelerates innovation and boosts morale.

Learn for yourself the how of studio critique: be guided through a proven 10 step protocol for compelling evaluation and optimized outcomes. Come away with a clear and grounded approach to giving feedback at work.


  • Creative Teams
  • Product Development Professionals
  • Engineers & execs who want to learn to give better feedback
  • Q&A teams

In the fast-paced world of technology, we may miss the nuances of feedback. Essential for any design team, especially non-designers.


A thought leader on creativity, Elle Yaven provides programs on emergent research from inside the art and design studio. She has a background as a painter and is on the Graduate Design faculty at California College of the Arts, San Francisco.

Elle has been a guest presenter on making thinking visible and the studio critique at Harvard, AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists), The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, The Creative Problem Solving Institute and Innovation Immersion for Fortune 500, among others.

Visit her website:

Our privacy policy