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Advice for (Design) Students 2009

Thus begins another school year for my alma mater. For the past two years, I gave some advice to design students (2007, 2008), whether they just started, or that they’re one year from graduating. I reviewed the previous entries recently and noticed that they still all apply. Whether you should follow what I say based on my current career status is another thing.

Nonetheless, I will add onto the list, though since I sort of ran out of design-related tips for design students, I’m going to instead offer advice from my post-graduation experience to all students.

Never Stop Learning

I mentioned variations of this in the previous lists, but it’s important to be explicit about this one, especially since I really believe in it. Schooling may end after graduation, but you never stop learning. As a side advice, don’t assume you know everything, because you don’t. Be humble and ask the right questions when you don’t know. I’ve never actually seen recent graduates get cocky in jobs, but I’ve heard that it happens quite frequently.

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Will As Script

Has anyone looked at a will as a conditions-heavy programming document? For example in ActionScript:

var bob; //testator
var joe;
var sue;
var sam;
var x=200000; monetary assets

if (!bob){

    if (!joe){

        if (!sue){


I know I probably broke the script when i made joe=100000 but later conditioned that he doesn’t exist, but you get the idea. So many if’s.