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12 JANUARY 2014

Reflective writing: a basic introduction

Reflection is an exploration and an explanation of events–not just a description of them.

Genuinely reflective writing often involves 'revealing' anxieties, errors and weaknesses, as well as strengths and successes. This is fine (in fact it's often essential!), as long as you show some understanding of possible causes, and explain how you plan to improve.

It is normally necessary to select just the most significant parts of the event or idea on which you're reflecting. ... If you try to 'tell the whole story' you're likely to use up your words on description rather than interpretation.

It is often useful to 'reflect forward' to the future as well as 'reflecting back' on the past.

(Martin Hampton, Department for Curriculum and Quality Enhancement, University of Portsmouth)

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Simon Perkins
28 MAY 2011

Communication design: another definitive definition

"Communication = creation of shared meaning, Design = a structured way of using creativity to accomplish a strategic result. So: Communication design is the practice of creating strategic meaning. And that meaning can be shared through words, images, and experiences.

When the goal is to get a new idea adopted, or to change people's behavior, or to get people emotionally invested, there's a whole bunch of shit involved in getting it right. You've got to think about the content of your communication, the styling of it, and the method of delivery. In other words, you want to make sure you've really thought about what you need to say, how best to say it, and what medium will be most effective. This is what communication designers do."

(Josh Kamler, Tiny Gigantic, 17/04/2008)

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Simon Perkins
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