27 January, 2010

VIS COM | Readings #one

The article "How to Think" from Ed Boyden's Blog was basically what the title reads, how to think. Boyden creates a proposal to teach classes, ten "rules' which focus on being creative, thoughtful, and powerful in today's world.

Reading this lists made it apparent how these rules would help you reach a goal, maintain a great work ethic, produce solid projects, or just succeed in life really. All of the rules were helpful, but I really believe collaborating, learning rapidly, making your mistakes quickly, and documenting everything are a few that I believe are very helpful to me.
As a graphic design student collaborating is a tool I use very often. My peers and I are constantly discussing and combining ideas.
Learning rapidly is so useful! Ha. Boyden made an excellent point about today's standards, that its so important to be able to learn skills quickly. Boyden also gave the example of how he is able to use his brain to the fullest, by learning what helps him retain and produce to his fullest. Smart.
When it comes to making my mistakes quickly, I think I have a hard time. Though I believe I am getting better at accepting my mistakes, learning from them, and moving forward. Lastly, document everything. I believe I do this very well right now, cause I throughly enjoy collecting items, and scraps of things that I believe spark my creative nerve. Or even that just seem really neat and interesting. (If you do not believe me, just look at my desk. Ha.)