My interdisciplinary experience translates into my methodology that emphasizes visual thinking, clarity of communication with students, personal interaction, and collaboration. This experience combines elements of teaching and learning strategies in the computer science and art departments. My pedagogical approach stresses imaginative thinking through analysis and presentation of information in graphic form, resulting in practical assignments and creative projects on non-visual topics, such as mathematics and art theory.
Additionally, my academic experience demonstrates that principles originating in fine arts, such as embodied learning, practical research, and open-ended experimentation, begin to infiltrate sciences. While artistic modes of inquiry produce possibilities and new interests for students, the scientific principles stress the importance of collaboration in place of individualism to increase the capacities of creative minds. For example, when teaching a class with students majoring in a range of disciplines, I encourage them to understand each other’s perspective through discussions, collaborative writing, and creative projects.