John Maeda, a professor and artist at MIT, writes daily about the challenges and benefits of simplicity. His latest post follows a recognition that his new approach to teaching may be a failure. It’s interesting to see how a person used to a level of success and accolations deals with this turn of the screw.
I am certain that the students’ discomfort is grounded. I’ve grown a bit cautious about teaching too many facts and skills. Instead I am now passionate about teaching feeling. But you really can’t teach someone how to feel. So perhaps it’s an unachievable goal.