Self-initiated project to create a set of conceptual illustrations inspired by this Walden University article
Show how the rapid progression of the internet and digital technology over the last few decades has changed 4 key areas of our development - attention, relationships, decision-making, and memory.

Thumbnail concept sketches created in Procreate

Technology undoubtedly makes our lives easier. But it also creates a distance between ourselves and our real lives. Having digital input available 24/7 can be both beneficial and detrimental to how we engage with the real world. 
I wanted the characters to show this contrast - to be relatable and friendly, but still feel slightly disengaged from the viewer. ​​​​​​​

How modern technology is affecting our development

RelationshipsText messaging and social media have changed how we build and maintain relationships
Memory - Our reliance on the internet has decreased our ability to easily retain facts. But it has improved our ability to remember where and how to locate information
Decision-making - The plethora of instant information and data available on the internet means we no longer rely on gut instinct. Instead, we can gather knowledge to make informed decisions
Attention - The increase in options that can distract us, and having smartphones at our fingertips, has shortened our attention span.

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