Computers hinder designers’ creativity

Creative designers are out there (DW 20 February), but creative development is being suppressed by the industry’s disturbing dependence on computer skills.

The ability to generate new ideas is useless without a computer – but using computers can force the designer to work in a particular way, one that inhibits creative thinking.

The future lies in exploring our inner mind space using new design processes to widen perception and enhance creativity.

Lee Sillitoe

ksillitoe@ginn.co.uk

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