| ||Ask HN: How to learn to create/draw mental models for programming?|
86 points by neogenix 23 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 36 comments |
|I've been programming all my life and creating drawings/diagrams of anything comes very natural to me. While this happens all the time in my head, I still grab a pen and paper sometimes when the mental overhead becomes too much.
Currently, I'm struggling with a junior colleague. He comes from a different background (sales). Adjusting existing code, fixing and improving features is not a problem for him, but as soon as something becomes more complex he struggles a lot - even simply drawing it on a paper completely blocks him.
I'm looking for advice or resources that can help him improve this skill.|
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