A general feeling of mentors in mindset we should be further along in our projects
Recap on Monday 17th
> What ways am I pushing, learning new practical skills?
> Practical stuff may need 3rd party help: don't be a martyr
> Find entrepreneurial ways to get it done if you don;t have the technical skills down.
> ie: CODING. I don;t have the knowhow to do that, so mock it up as an animatic
> Start thinking now what technical skills wi be needed to succeed.
> The polish, the refinement: high level of presentation of research findings with depth.
> Engage critically, don't defer: How far can these sources be trusted?
> A certain number of hours are expected to be seen in the hand-in of each unit.
> Practical: lots of good stuff with plenty of documentation.
> a BIG record of all practice, with reflections (which helps when shit hits the fan)
> Keep all of the failed stuff, investigate and reflect on why it failed.
Neil's stuff is:
> The Learning Plan/Presentation of Learning Plan
> Subject specific
> Design culture
> everything Else
Inspiration doesn;t just occur, you have to go and LOOK for it.
The lonely genius is redundant.
> Find good blogs for quick reads (see Neil's suggestions)
> If you are struggling with a book: Leave it. Move on. It's their fault. Screw academic jargon.
> Conversely: carry a dictionary.
> The solution to a design problem is not always internal to the design itself.
> Get busy researching
> Cultivate the curiosity (don;t forget the boring bits too)
> give 2 weeks of Neil's "try everything" approach a go.
> The curious sponge.