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Head First Design
[Head First Books](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_First_(book_series) were a series of technical related books published by O’Rielly in the mid-2000s onwards. They used a very different design approach - The Head First Formula
Head First learning principles
- Make it visual
- Use a conversational and personalised style
- Get the learner to think more deeply
- Get - and keep - the reader’s attention
- Touch their emotions
What we do
- Use pictures.
- Use redundancy
- Use concepts and pictures in unexpected ways.
- Add at least some emotional content, including humour, suprise, or interest
- Use a personalised, conversational style
- Include many activities
- Use multiple learning styles
- Use both sides of you brain
- Include stories and exercises from more than one point of view
- Use people
Studennt tips - Bend your brain into submission
- Slow down. The more you understand, the less you have to memorise.
- Do the exercises. Write your own notes.
- Read the “There are no dumb questions”
- Make this the last thing you read before bed. Or at least the last challenging thing.
- Drink water. Lots of it.
- Talk about it. Out loud.
- Listen to your brain.
- Feel something.
- Get a lot of practice.