…re I need to challenge this. It’s easy to fall into the trap of just tapping into past experiences. It’s easy to expect something will work just because it worked in the past. It’s easy to just do what a book tells you. It’s easy to just rely on intuition. Every design problem is unique. Intuition can be the illusion of knowing. Trying to be stupid is a skill.
finally, the best advice I always give student is don’t worry about the critiques at all —just find someone or some people who will be honest with you and whose advice you truly care about and get feedback about your work at the right time, not at the end, but at the beginning or the middle. Usually over coffee or beer.