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Edna3362
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07 Oct 2021, 7:52 pm

Lost_dragon wrote:
2) Design logos and icons in black and white before making them in colour.

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3) Write messy notes and then rewrite them later like you're a teacher explaining to someone who has no experience.

#2 reminds me of character design and looking at character silhouettes. :o

#3 is kinda auto for me. :lol: Minus the rewriting.


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07 Oct 2021, 9:22 pm

Edna3362 wrote:
Lost_dragon wrote:
2) Design logos and icons in black and white before making them in colour.

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3) Write messy notes and then rewrite them later like you're a teacher explaining to someone who has no experience.

#2 reminds me of character design and looking at character silhouettes. :o

#3 is kinda auto for me. :lol: Minus the rewriting.


- It's the same principle I suppose, being able to tell what a design is in monochrome / silhouette form / broken down to the simplest form.

- My notes were an absolute mess before I'd rewrite them. There was a mix of keywords, hastily drawn flowcharts and some rather odd doodles in there, such as a baby carrier on the roof of a radio station building. However, my doodles were usually at least tangentially related to the subject. I believe the baby was when were learning about active VS passive audiences, there was discussion over bias in the media and I started thinking about the phrase "The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world" and I suppose the news / radio station was the metaphorical mother in this scenario, having influence over a passive audience (in this case, the baby) and doing the baby injustice by not properly caring for them (misinformation growing up, which later leaves them out in the cold / out of the know). Which, granted is a stretch, but sums up how my mind works.

Some more straightforward examples would be drawing a cat when discussing animal photography (I was mainly just bored in that case) and drawing the inside of a beehive when attending a lecture on architecture photography since beehives created by beekeepers are rather structured and geometrical and they make me think of some modern designs in architecture. However, there were times where the doodles were just random and nothing to do with the work, such as when I drew a flower with a dozen eyes on the petals. I probably should've brought my laptop with me more often to take notes, I would've been less tempted to doodle. :P

However, sometimes it was useful to have my notebook with me, such as when I had to come up with an idea for a board game then proceed to market it to the class and a couple of times where I had to invent ideas for apps. Having the notebook gave me space to quickly sketch some ideas to have in front of me before they asked what I had in mind.


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09 Oct 2021, 3:11 pm

Edna3362 wrote:
1.) Perks of being a super fast writer.
It also comes with super fast encoding as well as decoding. :lol: Words and sentences are more like muscle memory that seem like a form of pattern recognition...

Might this be similar to knowing chords and chord progression in guitar?

Myself, I just dabble in guitar, but I do appreciate really skillful playing. :D



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09 Oct 2021, 6:49 pm

AardvarkGoodSwimmer wrote:
Edna3362 wrote:
1.) Perks of being a super fast writer.
It also comes with super fast encoding as well as decoding. :lol: Words and sentences are more like muscle memory that seem like a form of pattern recognition...

Might this be similar to knowing chords and chord progression in guitar?

Myself, I just dabble in guitar, but I do appreciate really skillful playing. :D

I never tried practicing any music instruments yet. Counting rhymes, maybe.

But it certainly transferred in typewriting in computer keyboards.



Also I'm out of practice. :lol: :lol: :lol: In handwriting. For the second time. Perhaps typing with keyboards too.


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