I really dig the concept of “explaining + asking”. Feedback is such an integral part of the design process, yet so many people are doing is very very wrong, which can lead to frustrating process and a poor design result. I recently wrote a piece on giving and receiving great design feedback, which came to some of the same conclusion as you. It’s a topic that should probably get more attention than it gets now, as it’s so vital to design success. Thanks for this great article.