CRIT THE CRITTERS

While we love to talk the talk, we also find it important to walk the walk. So here's your chance to critique the concept of the site. Your input will help us make the best possible site come launch time.

CRITTER CREDO #1

Constructive
criticism is the catalyst
for change in the world.

Critter provides an egalitarian, democratic platform where the equal exchange of ideas can occur.

Michael Lehmberg
Feb 27th 2012
1:06pm

testing my comment

Niraj Kapadia
Dec 22nd 2011
9:52pm

Revolutions begin because people have a difference of opinion. Why not have a space where you can foster those different opinions? There can be a mutual benefit for the creator and the critic when constructive criticism can be respectfully exchanged.

Ravi Makadia
Dec 21st 2011
8:15pm

I believe the exchange of ideas is critical to speed up the advancement of anything. A great example of this is the advent of the internet and how quickly we have advanced as a society.

CRITTER CREDO #2

Creativity doesn't
exist in a bubble.

By allowing your social circle or people outside to view and comment on your idea, you can have a better end result.

Niraj Kapadia
Dec 21st 2011
8:10pm

Getting a fresh pair of eyes can provide a new perspective that could be invaluable for a project. Imagine the possibility when thousands of eyes see the project.

Ravi Makadia
Dec 21st 2011
8:10pm

Personally through my experience I have found keeping an open mind results in opening a lot of doors for opportunity. The web development space allows creators to be nimble, but even with that said, through my experience the end product always seems to turn out better the more constructive criticism received through all the stages of the process. This is why we have adapted an open platform for discussion in such an early stage of critter.

CRITTER CREDO #3

Can't hide behind
anonymity.

Using facebook makes people accountable for their words so comments don't get mean-spirited like Youtube comments.

Niraj Kapadia
Dec 22nd 2011
9:55pm

One of the biggest flaws of online interaction is the lack of identity. It makes me cringe to read what people write in the comments for Youtube videos or even CNN articles. My guess is that if they had to use their real names, they would have more intelligent responses. I know getting people to log in using Facebook or getting them to sign up for it will be a hurdle for our site, but the conversation/comments will be of a much higher quality.

Ravi Makadia
Dec 21st 2011
8:10pm

Anonymity has its place, however in our case I think it is better we donít. The closest comparison to the service critter provides is a forum, through our research it is clear that one of the many drawbacks is anonymous people hiding behind a screen name and making absurd comments just to get a laugh, which they would not normally say if their reputation was at stake.

CRITTER CREDO #4

A seamless user
interface facilitates use.

Critter will be user oriented and should feel like an extension of your own workspace.

Niraj Kapadia
Dec 23rd 2011
12:38am

We have some great ideas about user interface, but it will be hard work to implement, test, and revise those things to make the best possible interaction with users. Please chime in with examples of the best and worst experiences you've had on other sites or what you'd like to see on our site.

Ravi Makadia
Dec 21st 2011
8:25pm

With the internet being open to anyone with an idea, it is hard to make yourself stand out from the competition. For this reason it is critical that the user experience is flawless, to make sure you retain loyalty.

CRITTER CREDO #5

An evolving,
flexible network.

Critter is an open network that allows the user community to guide its growth. We are dedicated to shape the site based on feedback.

Niraj Kapadia
Dec 23rd 2011
12:38am

We have no idea who Critter will attract. As one of my favorite business authors, Guy Kawasaki, writes: we're just going to "flow with the go!" It could be a useful site for: design projects, essays, photographs, illustrations, school projects, music, website layouts, logos, home beer brewing rigs, custom computers, etc etc!

Ravi Makadia
Dec 21st 2011
8:28pm

Technology is a rapidly changing environment and to stay in the game you have to be able to be nimble and always looking for that next enhancement to make the user experience better.