Communication — The Connection Between Graphic Design and Writing

Last week when sharing my thoughts on multipurposing I offered that you could become more productive by looking at the tasks you have to do differently and understanding how you could do one thing and have it serve multiple purposes. There’s another side to this concept.
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Become A Better Designer Through Critical Thinking

Last week I offered some general thoughts on how become a better designer when you’re feeling overwhelmed with all there is to learn. I briefly mentioned critical thinking about design as an important part of the process. I’d like to expand on that brief mention.
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How To Learn Design When You Feel Overwhelmed

After finishing last’s week’s post about design principles and decision decisions, I realized I may not have answered Mita’s question that led to the post. The question also dealt with that overwhelming feeling you might get when looking ahead at all the things you need to learn to become a proficient designer.
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Is It More Important To Know How Or To Know Why?

As an industry we’re more focused on how to do something than the why behind it. There are valid reasons for that, notably that knowing how to do something is more directly connected to your bank account than knowing why it works. Why is important though and I think we need more content online offering the why.
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What Should You Learn Next?

With so many things to learn what you should you take on next? What’s necessary to learn in order to become a better designer or developer? I’ve taught myself X, but don’t know whether I should now learn Y, Z, or Q. These are common questions and I want to offer some thoughts in reply.
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