Is it possible to start a teach geek group?
I may be in a minority wanting to digg really deep into software but there are some things that are difficult to grasp and therefore also difficult to teach. I would like to find who else is at the developing teaching resources to teach the tough graphic features and concepts.
In this reagard I am talking of using the advanced features in Adobe software and relating technologies.
How do you teach GREP or Variable data? How do you craft reasonable excursuses for using XML and datasets with Illustrator? What do you consider best practice in colour management? How do you explain ICC conversions and Total Area Coverage… or dot gain (TVI)? Do you introduce layout grids in InDesign? Do you teach how to convert a brand profile in InDesign to a word template document? How deep do you go into character and paragraph styles? What things can be learned by tutorials and what things need to be taught? Are these skills too deep? Am I too ambitious? I believe we need to give our students tools to work smarter, and that means using the (Adobe) software to the fullest… they can learn to work smarter than those already working in the industry. (Not so worried about many Photoshop things there are so many tutorials on Ps out there)
Probably some of these things could result in PD series or other resources… but I would love to work on such things as a team rather than so them on my own.