Date

2019

Major

Graphic Design (BFA

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Santanu Majumdar

Abstract

Advances in technology have had dramatic impacts throughout history on a myriad of industries outside of the technology industry itself. These changes are showcased through a brief examination of the changes within the graphic design industry since the recorded birth of the graphic. With the advent of popularized artificial intelligence seen in the modern day, many are predicting the end of graphic design. Through an analysis of current automated design products within the consumer market and a dive into the research alongside design automation professional Peter O’Donovan, it is evident that the role of the graphic designer will most likely be forced to adapt to the changing landscape. However, while the role of the graphic design professional may pivot or disappear entirely, the need for a thoughtful design will likely persist for the foreseeable future.

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