Investigating the use of the internet as a tool on graphic designs made by graphic designing students.
Rwakairu, Muliisa Timothy
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This research delves into the specific context of the Margaret Trowel School of Industrial and Fine Art, examining how graphic designing students at this institution utilize the internet as a tool in their design processes. Through a case study approach, the report seeks to understand the nuances of internet usage, its impact on creativity, and collaborative aspects within the unique setting of this school. Data collection methods will encompass a multi-faceted approach. Firstly, surveys will be distributed to graphic designing students to gauge their internet usage patterns, preferred online resources, and the perceived influence on their design work. Additionally, interviews with both students and instructors will provide qualitative insights into the specific ways the internet is integrated into the curriculum, collaborative projects, and individual design projects. Furthermore, a comprehensive analysis of design outputs will be conducted, comparing works produced with and without significant internet influence. This comparative analysis aims to reveal potential shifts in design styles, innovation, and overall quality attributed to the use of online tools and resources. The triangulation of survey data, interviews, and design analysis will offer a holistic understanding of how the internet functions as a tool in graphic design education at the Margaret Trowel School. This nuanced exploration is expected to contribute valuable insights to both academia and the graphic design industry.