teaching and learning

Teaching to me is a way of learning. My teaching at CCA's IxD department is a way to expose myself to contemporary best practices for UX and IxD; a supplement to my volunteering at IxDA SF events and a context to the front end web development classes I take at a local hacker space.

I’ve been teaching intermittently since 1999, mainly at private art and design colleges in the Bay Area. I see students as developing colleagues, who will soon reach a level of independent creativity.

I ask students to show generosity toward each other, and to adopt an open-source approach to their work while in school. List servs, open blogs, wikis and shared documents are also teach students to employ available technologies in their own practice at the conception stage.