The Role of the World Wide Web Within the Graphic Design Creative Process
Wood, Kenneth M.
eLearning / Savannah, Ga. : Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Graphic Design
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Graphic Design
Includes bibliographical references (p.53-54).
This thesis examines the role of the World Wide Web within the creative processes of freshman-level graphic design students in an effort to understand not only generational differences between Baby Boomers, GenXers, and Millennials, but also how these groups may have employed the use of Internet technology in their creative process. A group of fifteen freshman students enrolled in graphic design and digital media programs at Tulsa Community College agreed to be a part of this qualitative study. Students were asked to participate in a creative challenge. They responded to a pre and post challenge questionnaire focusing on their creative process. An analysis of the information collected revealed freshman-level graphic design students make use of the World Wide Web during the Incubation and Illumination stages of their creative process. These stages are traditionally associated with tasks of the subconscious mind. Future research is needed to investigate the effects of the use of the Web as part of the creative process and the possible effect on creativity.
CHAIR: Abadie, Trudy
PDF : 58 p. : ill
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