Visual Learning Part I
I learn by watching. Watching somebody do something is always better then reading for me. I can follow directions and all, but I like knowing the thought process of why people do what they do. There are no mistakes when it’s written down so there is no insight into problem solving. There is only Step 1… Step 2 etc. Good writers can overcome this limitation, but it is hard to do. As we watch people do work and describe the process, we are watching decision making in action.
Not all of us are visual learners. But, I will assume that most designers and photographers are. I struggle to put my ideas down in words. I seem to be able to explain myself in a fun and clear way in person, but my writing seems to hide from the reader the way my brain thinks.
As I proceed with this blog, I wonder if I should do some video posts about what I’m into at the moment? I could fire up the screencast and go through a quick idea or present a technique or problem I’m working on much quicker than trying to organize my thoughts into a written blog post. I always learn more and am more entertained by video, so why not do video to share information?