Articles by Marcin Wichary
- Tactical Design Critique
Tactical Design Critique is a meeting format used by Medium's design team to quickly identify issues and opportunities for improving their designs. The team gathers around a design and each person takes a turn sharing one tension or problem they have with the design. They focus only on what could be improved, not what is good. After the meeting, they discuss next steps to address the tensions raised and the process helps build teamwork and a shared understanding of their design landscape. The highlight menu, a contextual menu tied to text selections, was reviewed in one TDC meeting. The team identified many tensions like the icons needing updates, inconsistencies in spacing and alignment, and options that could be combined or removed.