Archive for the 'teaching' Category

大學授課有感

回顧2016年,除了原有的書籍設計工作與個人書寫企劃外,今年接下了較多的教學工作,嘗試以一套更具系統性的方式教授書籍設計,將我所知作分享。

在這十多年間,我不斷在學習與嘗試,由設計書、裝訂書(Book-Binding)、到寫書、再到教書,可謂逐一的在開托圍繞著「書」的作業。(當然,編輯書、出版書、行銷書、賣書等等,我也未試過。)由於前年出來獨立工作後,我不斷有機會去演講分享和教導Book-Binding Workshop。到今年,各個教育機構相繼邀請我去開辦短期課程,當中包括香港知專設計學院、香港視覺藝術中心、及香港理工大學設計學院。機會到來,我心口掛著個「勇」字,便努力去做了!

因此,我今年在母校(PolyU SD)教了兩個「傳意設計」(Communication Design)學士的選修科,分別是暑期的「實驗性書籍設計」(Experimental Book Design)及剛剛完成的「出版設計」(Publication Design)。雖然備課時間很長、責任很大,但我覺得教學這件事情非常好玩,並不是我單方面付出,而學生們也很努力學習,教學相長,獲益良多。我始終對母校有情意結,十年前畢業,十年後回來教書,能教回當年我恩師所教的科目,我覺得整件事很神奇呢~!

首個學期剛完結,我也完成批閱「出版設計」(Publication Design)選修科學生的所有功課。今年報讀的學生比較多,有26位,大部分也算好學勤力。或許我某方面的性格也適合教書,如果學生反應積極的話,無論上堂、帶參觀、導修(Tutorial)、點評(Critique)、翻閱作業,我是蠻享受的。當然,其中很大原因是我非常喜歡「書籍設計」的專業,我很樂意分享,也很樂意思考更多關於出版印刷的事情。

兩星期前,我在批閱學生們的Reflective Journal,讀到有些學生寫了反省、檢討自我表現的內容,令我有點兒感觸。因此,我寫了一封電郵去勉勵他們。

大意是:世上並不是所以事情也如願般順遂的,設計人總是經歷無數失敗,才能取得些少成就,有時甚至什麼也沒有;但我認為最重要的是做好自己,問心無愧。明眼人會看出設計師的真誠與努力的。只要盡了力,便應無悔!或許身邊有人恃才傲物,但單憑才華與小聰明而不努力,好景終究不能持久。設計師長路漫漫,若非秉持著謙卑、好奇、好學、勤奮的工作態度,很快便會失去競爭力,隨之消失於設計的洪流之中了。讓心中保留著一顆「做好設計」的熾熱燃燒之心,才是王道!

Dear Students,

I’ve read and marked all your reflective journals. I enjoy reading most of them. Thank you very much for those detailed self-reflective essay! I really appreciate it.

I understand some of you have tried your best but did not come up with a satisfied result. If you have really tried your best and enjoyed the process, you should have no regrets. Take it easy! I totally understand how that feels as I also graduated from this school.

For me, good learning attitude is far more important than the design work itself. Design works can be improved by practice, but personality is hard to be changed. I trust “talent”, but “talent” cannot last for so long. You must be humble, curious, eager to learn, and hard-working.

So many design students graduate in Hong Kong every year. It’s so competitive to be a designer in this era. You have a long way to go. The one who doesn’t have good attitude to design or not hard-working enough will be eliminated very soon. There is no excuse for being lazy. Your attitude in the lesson will be your future attitude in the office. You definitely cannot be absent of the meeting with clients. If you really want to be a graphic designer, please keep your fire burning bright and go on!

Nature selects, the fittest survives.

Best Wishes,
Hei Shing

信上如是說。

Advertisements

Contributor

Hei Shing
chanheishing@gmail.com

書就是… A Book is…


一片紙不但表現時間,也表現空間。而一片片的紙張組合起來的書就是一個高深的容器,盛滿文字,既能從中不斷汲取智慧,又能裝入無限的智慧。

A piece of paper reflects not only time but also space. Books are formed by binding papers together to become containers of words that serve as a reservoir as well as a spring of wisdom.

November 2017
S M T W T F S
« Jul    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

  • 127,325