There is a gray area between Programmers & Code Review regarding design reviews.
Code Review's on-topic page explicitly calls out design reviews as off-topic.
However, if your question is not about a particular piece of code and instead is a generally applicable question about …
- Higher-level architecture and design of software systems
From our on-topic page
Programmers Stack Exchange is a site for professional programmers who are interested in getting expert answers on conceptual questions about software development. If you have a question about...
- software architecture
It would appear that a design review is on-topic.
But it fails the applicability to programmers in general test, as a design review is essentially too localized.
Please make sure your question uniquely applies to programmers in general
Why do I ask?
Was recently asked, and in the body of the question it was stated:
From what I've read, design review is on-topic for this site (and off-topic for the Code Review site).
So I'm opening it up here in Meta so we can hash out whether or not design review questions are on-topic for the site.