Some other benefits of Journaling
Reflection journals give you the opportunity to:
- Identify and develop your design process—how do you manage a project from conception to completion?
- Record meaningful takeaways—metacognition (thinking about thinking) is how our brains make meaning and build understanding.
- Communicate openly and informally with Professor Shannon about your experience working with GenAI/ChatGPT—express frustration, air grievances, voice concerns, flag issues, and vent. Be sure to celebrate your "wins" as well...
- Provide commentary to chronical your evolving world view in light of the progression of your experience with GenAI/ChatGPT
- Memorialize in-the-moment reflections, which are the building blocks for developing a portfolio or self-promotion product, as well as for preparing responses to common interview questions
Reflecting on Problem Solving
- What did you do first? How did you know where to begin? What led you to make that decision?
- What clues did you have that you were on the right track?
- What strategies did you use to solve the problem?
- What was going on inside your head that led you to change course? Or to persist?
- How do you know you were successful? How can you prove it?
Prompts for Metacognition (Thinking about Thinking)
- What strategies and skills did I use for this project/task? Were they effective? Why/why not?
- How did my mindset affect how I approached my work?
- Did I communicate effectively with others? How can I improve?
- What have I learned about my strengths/weaknesses after this task?
- How can I best use my strengths to improve my performance?
- How am I progressing as a learner and as a professional?
- What steps did I take when I was uncertain about my work?
- How did I change my course of action? Was it profitable?
- If I were to do this work again, is there anything that I would do differently?
Reflecting on New Experiences
- Write about how this experience reminded you of something you already know
- What is the one thing you’d like to remember about this experience?
- How does something you did this week relate to something in your life?
- What did I previously think was true, but now know to be wrong after this experience?
- What was new, surprising, or made me wonder?
- What have I changed my mind about after this learning experience?
- How might I use this information in the future?
- What do I predict I will learn next?
- How could I (or someone in a profession) use this knowledge?
- What did I like/dislike about the new insights I gained during this experience?
- What didn’t I learn that I thought I would?
Resources & Support Links
Using Adobe Stock (and how to use photos from the internet for your assignments)
New Features in Adobe Express (Including Firefly GenAI for Images and Text)
Teams Chat @ Lisa Bond or Jarrod Cecere