What are Group Crits? Am I required to attend Group Crits?

What are Group Crits?

Group crits are an integral part of the UX Academy program. Group Crit sessions are an opportunity to practice presenting work and listening to feedback in a peer-to-peer setting. Ideally, it mimics the kind of “design crit” you would experience working in a professional design studio. Importantly, it’s also a chance for you to practice giving feedback to others—another essential skill.

What are the requirements for Group Crits?

Our UX Academy students are required to fulfill the following based on their track:

Full-time students must attend 12 sessions
Part-time students must attend 22 sessions

Per our policies, you must attend the minimum number of Group Crits specified in the Program.

Some of your Group Crit session requirements may be excused by Designlab, for example in the case of certain holidays. In the case that Group Crits are specified as optional for a certain time period, you would not be required to make up those sessions.

It is important to note that you can only gain credit for 1 session per week. Unfortunately at this time it is not possible to make up missed sessions by attending more sessions per week, although you are definitely encouraged to attend more if you feel that it is helpful for you!