Your journal is an opportunity to keep notes on what you learn, what you think of doing, sketches of ideas, and so on and so forth. Journaling is an important form of reflection that will help you process the material we cover in ways that will help to stimulate your creative thinking about the problems you are trying to solve. Another way of putting this: Writing is thinking!

This is a graded (required) component of the course. If you have never kept a journal before, it can be daunting. We'll use structured in-class assignments to help with this. Also, keep in mind that it's ok to let go -- grammar, punctuation and spelling, for example, are decidedly not the focus. You can keep your journal on paper or online.