"Regular readers of my articles know that I have no qualms or fear of offering criticism. Criticism is a vital component in what we do and in how we learn. In fact, critical evaluation is mandatory in design work. Without approaching, or at least finishing, every step of our work with a critical eye the results are likely worthless. And we\'ve much to learn from what design criticism can teach us. Yet the more articles and criticism responses I read, the more I\'m led to believe that too many designers misunderstand criticism."