Question: In terms of how they taught design, what were your favorite things that your design instructors did? Least favorite things?
Favorites: strong opinions, yet open-minded. Sense of humor. True passion for the subject. Let students develop their own voice. I felt this way in Thinking Visually, that everyone was on the same team and the work was the focus. It was a good semester. Least favorites: Prefers only their own style of work. Disconnected from the reality of being a student. Poor time management.
This has happened to me so many times. It gets really frustrating and just lowers morale.
the best prof I had had an open door policy. He would take extra time out to chat with you about your work or life. It was great. the worst prof I had was never an actual designer, but only a fine artist. She had her own agenda and forced it down our throats.
My least favorite was when our instructor used us for his own person gains and experiments. I felt so used.
this is very true. You have to know to always ask questions.
Worst thing : points deducted from a design just because the instructor *personally* dislikes the color. #sigh
Re: design instructors - Favorite: deconstructed good & bad work, Least fav: downplayed how important knowing the software was.
Amber Leigh Turner
My favorite thing that one of my professors do is provide feedback on a project then giving us a week to improve, allowing us a chance to learn while we're still working on the project, then afterward when we got the grade and have moved on to another project
Favorite: Sharing their design experiences w/& w/o clients, their creative inspiration/process. Not Fav: Not sharing their work.
Blunt, honest no-holds barred criticism for Pro, but lack of real world business/client interaction for Con.
Favorites: Took our designs to more than 3 drafts. Least fav: Losing patience.