Thursday, February 11


at this point in your sophomore year you should be painfully aware of the value of brainstorming, iterations, and lateral thinking. i'm sure you've had plenty of past requirements for all of those sorts of activities. those same processes you employ in other classes obviously apply across the board and are expected in this class.

speaking generally, the quantity of ideas i've seen so far this semester has been below what i would normally expect from committed, self-motivated students. i will encourage and try to motivate you, because that is part of my job, but ultimately the amount of effort expended is up to you and is a direct reflection of your motivation to make quality work. putting a required number on iterations is of little value, except to set a general bar of expectations. you all should know the expectation is "a lot" in general.

work quality has been fairly solid so far, so congratulations on that. i know you all are "those who remain" in this department, and i applaud your perseverance.  the final concepts have been pretty good, so definitely keep pushing forward on that front. just know that quality is directly proportional to quantity -- the more ideas you have, the more likely you are to have on that is awesome. it's not a guarantee, but a probability.

so put in a lot and get out a lot. it's your education and i hope you take great advantage of it.

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