Investigating Creativity in Graphic Design Education from Psychological Perspectives


  • Salman Amur Alhajri Professor Assistant of Art and Design Department of Art Education College of Education Sultan Qaboos University Muscat



Creativity, Creativity Enhancement, Graphic Design, Instruction, Teaching.


The role of creativity in graphic design education has been a central aspect of graphic design education. The psychological component of creativity and its role in graphic design education has not been given much importance. The present research would attempt to study ‘creativity in graphic design education from psychological perspectives’. A thorough review of literature would be conducted on graphic design education, creativity and its psychological aspects. Creativity is commonly defined as a ‘problem solving’ feature in design education. Students of graphic design have to involve themselves in the identification of cultural and social elements. Instruction in the field of graphic design must be aimed at enhancing the creative abilities of the student. The notion that creativity is a cultural production is strengthened by the problem solving methods employed in all cultures. Most cultures regard creativity as a process which leads to the creation of something new. Based on this idea, a cross-cultural research was conducted to explore the concept of creativity from Arabic and Western perspective. From a psychological viewpoint, the student’s cognition, thinking patterns and habits also have a role in knowledge acquisition. The field of graphic design is not equipped with a decent framework which necessitates certain modes of instruction; appropriate to the discipline. The results of the study revealed that the psychological aspect of creativity needs to be adequately understood in order to enhance creativity in graphic design education.

Author Biography

  • Salman Amur Alhajri, Professor Assistant of Art and Design Department of Art Education College of Education Sultan Qaboos University Muscat

    Dr. Salman Alhajri is an assistant professor of Art and Design, at Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman. Salman has participated in many international conferences, including; Chicago, London, Glasgow, Copy, Japan, Dubrovnik, Rome, and Amman. Salman do a research on a domain of art education, graphic design education, Arabic Calligraphy, new media, creativity, and design pedagogy .His vision is "to develop the discipline of Graphic design in Arab work generally, and in GCC states in specific.


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