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Is Technology the Killer of Creativity?

Graphic design hasn’t always been technology based, some early forms of graphic design were done by hand. Since the rise of technology within our discipline some have questioned if it has hindered our ability to think creatively without relying solely on the computer as an aid. New tools and updates within design programs makes designing easier and faster. Some believe that this is the cause of designers depending on tools to help design instead of using personal creativity and problem solving abilities to achieve goals. Instead of using twenty different filters or new distort effects from new updates and patches for example others believe we should try to set our design apart through the use of creativity. I personally love technology and feel differently; I think technology is good for graphic design and love that it is always getting better. I feel that new tools will only enhance our creative ability as designers.


Is Technology Killing Creativity?



  1. Leilani Romero wrote:

    This is a valuable argument in our day and age where we are connected to technology 24/7. I don’t necessarily think technology is hindering old school methods, but I can see designers becoming lazy and dependent. If anything, tech will open a window for the implementation of even more creative analog work, combining old and new.

    Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:33 pm | Permalink
  2. Lauren Lapid wrote:

    I can definitely see how technology is changing the way designers craft and view work. It’s too easy to rely on CommandZ to undo mistakes or changes on Photoshop. I know I get lazy to do mockups by hand sometimes. It’s a tough habit to kill, but I definitely think that technology isn’t necessarily killing creativity. Perhaps it’s just causing our creativity to shift.

    Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 5:22 pm | Permalink
  3. Maryam Nozary wrote:

    This is an interesting topic, I’m currently in a graphic design history class learning about the different ways designers created their work before the advancement of technology. It is interesting to learn that designers strived for the new technology and always wanted ways to create designs faster and more efficient. I do think it is important to step away from technology and return to older methods to gain inspiration and a different perspective.

    Friday, October 20, 2017 at 2:35 pm | Permalink