This is so key. Often, people never get started because they’re waiting for when they’ll have “enough time”, but then they end up waiting forever. Doing a bit is better than nothing, and if you learn with an efficient method, you can feel effects from even a little bit of active learning time.
I’m actually putting together a talk concept on this at the moment. Am looking for a good conference or event open to multidisciplinary presenters at which I could give it. If you’ve got any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.
I really feel this gap has something to do with our culture’s general compartmentalisation of print media/content/design vs digital media/content/design and its “never the two shall meet”-type approach.
This is what I’ve been telling my interns for a long time now. Especially when it comes to things like statistics, coding, and the importance of not letting the instant nature of digital publishing kill clean and clear copy.