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Learning to think | Tien Chiu's Blog
Working on the book every morning, as soon as I get up, is paying off ! Â It allows me to come to the book with a clear mind, not cluttered with the day's worries and plans. Â I have committed myself to writing for half an hour every morning, though it's usually more like an hour. I wrote this section this morning, and it seems like a sufficiently self-contained gem to share, so I'm passing it along. Â The topic is "learning how to think in a medium" - developing a wordless, intuitive understanding of how to work with a medium. There are, however, a few things that will make learning to think somewhat easier. The first and quickest is to find yourself a mentor or mentors, someone who already understands your medium. Try to understand how they think, what questions they ask when troubleshooting or designing. When you ask them your inevitable questions, don't just take down the answer; ask them how they knew that, how they reached that conclusion. Imagine you're a two-year-old again,