Feedback Platform For Designers
Feedback Platform For Designers
A digital platform for designers to give and receive quick and honest feedback. Get comments beyond "good job" and avoid getting stuck.
A digital platform for designers to give and receive quick and honest feedback. Get comments beyond "good job" and avoid getting stuck. Read more
BeFrank is the first online feedback platform for designers. No more frustrating creative blocks. With our 1-for-1 commenting you’ll get the second opinion you need, regardless of time and place or how many colleagues or designer friends you have available.
You will join a community of passionate designers. While BeFrank provides the ideal framework for exchanging in-depth feedback, the driving force is our community of designers. Designers, who are ready to replace the common “good job!” with actual constructive feedback.
Using BeFrank is simple and efficient, and works as a seamless extension to your daily design workflow.
Working in the creative industry, perhaps as a graphic designer, photographer or illustrator, we’re all facing a lot of the same challenges. When is something good? Am I the only one who thinks this is good? How can I make it better? With no book of conclusive answers, we need the ability to look beyond our own point of view to avoid getting caught up in our own work. This is why having consistent access to constructive comments is important. It will keep your workflow steady, and you will never feel like being completely stuck again. With BeFrank, feedback is always right at hand.
Getting feedback will make you aware of mistakes, mishaps and areas to improve. This will strengthen your work and make it reach its full potential.
Giving feedback and forcing yourself to consider other people’s work on a regular basis will make you become exceptionally observant about what works and what doesn’t – and help you avoid the common pitfalls.
BeFrank is based on a democratic 1-for-1 system, which ensures that you will be able to receive the same amount of feedback as you have provided for the community. This way, everyone becomes a critic on BeFrank. Each critique you write credits you with one fp (feedback point). For example, if you have written 10 critiques, you can request a total of 10 unique responses, on whichever project you like.
You no longer have to wait days with fingers crossed, hoping that somebody might provide you with a useful comment. This applies to all users on BeFrank, regardless of your skill level. If you are in a hurry to get feedback, you can even have your work prioritized. To use this feature, you must simply provide additional feedback to the community, changing the feedback-ratio to 2-for-1.
In order to make BeFrank the perfect place for independent thoughts to grow, we’ve ruled out all the obstacles, which might interfere with this process. More practically, this means that you can’t see what other people have commented before you submit your own. Neither do you have the ability to create your own name or a public profile. These essential functionalities are all contributing to a forum where you only consider what’s being said, with no judgement of who’s saying it.
Whether you're a photographer, illustrator, graphic- or web designer, you can chose to give feedback in the categories which you feel most involved with. This can be changed at any time.
When you want to be frank and provide feedback for the community, work just shows up. An algorithm ensures, that you will be presented with projects within your desired categories. You will not be able to select a specific project to give feedback on. However, you will be able to skip a couple of times every day, in case you are lost for words.
Damn right you are! BeFrank is open and free for everyone: the aspiring student, the hard-working freelancer or the experienced art director. The unique opinions and cultural diversity of the community is what makes the feedback on BeFrank both relevant and worth considering.
Being an anonymous community let’s us focus on what is really important: the work at hand. We strive to improve each other as designers – not to seek additional followers or likes by sharing portfolio links. This means that there is no self promotion on BeFrank.
Highlight tool – To make your message clear when providing feedback, you can highlight some of your text and pin it to a specific area on the image.
Report – You cannot report people for being honest, but you can report them for spamming, advertising or being verbally abusive. We don’t define feedback as good or bad, but we will ensure that the responses you get are based on the work you submitted.
Agree – Instead of cluttering the comment section with two-word responses such as “right on” or “yeah totally!”, we have made an ‘agree’ button to express just that.
Having an anonymous platform, does not mean, that we do not recognize and appreciate each and every comment exchanged on BeFrank. We have added a series of slightly weird and astonishing achievements to keep you motivated!
BeFrank thrives on diversity and honesty. By creating a space where those qualities are cultivated, we get an extension to our daily design workflow as we know it. Designers worldwide will stay connected – not by bragging and showing off portfolio material, but by sharing thoughts and gaining new insights. We want to incorporate it into our daily design routines. Let's redefine feedback and change the way we create!
We started BeFrank as a community on Facebook, creating a space for designers to exchange feedback on their work. Within just four months, more than 1200 designers has joined to exchange constructive feedback and get inspired.
A few of many reviews from the BeFrank Facebook page:
To make BeFrank a reality, we need all the help we can get. All the money raised will be spent on coding and getting server capacity for running befrank.io.
Risks and challenges
While the design and concept of BeFrank is complete, we still have the entire coding process ahead of us. In this phase we will learn of new challenges as we progress, concerning areas such as performance, scalability and UX. These challenges might require rethinking of specific aspects of the platform, to assure the best final outcome. So if you find slight alterations from our sweet animated GIFs, don’t panic! We’ll stay totally frank with you throughout the whole process – from reaching our funding goal to writing the final line of code!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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