The Impact of Digital Arts on Design Problem Solving: Prospects for Creativity in Graphic Design

By Julianah Bolade Adeniji.

Published by The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts

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The use of digital technology in art is growing rapidly in the field of creativity. This has emerged to a unique art popularly known as digital art. Digital art, which is the general term for a range of artistic works and practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative or presentation process, should be taught in art and design schools so that students can meet up with the ever changing pace of the world of digital art. This paper aims to assess the importance of digital arts vis-a-vis hand skilled art. Samples of works analyzed are taken from students of the Department of Art, Design and Printing Technology, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Nigeria. Particular focus is on design creativity. Relationships between digital art/hand skilled art were submitted for statistical analysis. Findings show that modern techniques of finding solution to graphic design problems are preferred amongst students because of its numerous advantages. Results also demonstrated that digital art plays an important role in design creativity.

Keywords: Creativity, Digital Art, Digital Technology, Graphic Design

The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.25-38. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.759MB).

Julianah Bolade Adeniji

Lecturer, Department of Art Design and Printing Technology, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

Adeniji J.B possesses over nine years of experience in graphic design. She specializes in the creation of posters for health communication, child labour, Printed collateral, etc. Adeniji earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial design (graphic design as major) from Ahmadu Bello University and a Master of Arts in Graphic Design from the same institution. She is currently teaching in the Department of Art, Design and Printing Technology, The Polytechnic Ibadan Oyo State Nigeria. Her research interests are and not limited to Health Communication, Semiotics, Digital Arts and Instructional Design.