The below is an excerpt from a round of correspondence with a student this semester. The student was having a hard time connecting the great ideas tin their head with a way to properly communicate them through design... as well as how to get the most out of the in-class critique.
Upon reflection, I thought that some of the sentiments might be beneficial to a wider audience, so here you go:
"... you have so many excellent ideas kicking around in your head (and you’re so anxious to get them out) that pacing them is hard.
I know it can be frustrating when someone tells you to slow down and take your time — or worse when someone might overlook something that you think is important because cause they’re not able to dive into the details… but, as you can imagine, these are lessons hard-earned myself. As someone who was also once young and full of good ideas — and also anxious to get them out — it took me a while to understand that not everyone was on the same page.
In fact, I remember exactly when that was: