I agree that there is a fine line between identity and creative control. When others (machines or humans) are trying to influence you, it can be hard to know the difference between expanding your horizons and losing your identity. This will be a really important thing to keep in mind as we design intelligent tools. I look forward to meeting you!
You raise an important point. The end of the sentence is “…without taking creative control from the designer.” Streamlining should be defined with respect to the particular user given that one person’s streamlining is another person’s cutting corners. The goal is to remove abstractions and scaffolding that are not useful to the specific user.
Thanks for coming to my talk!
I think the tool should support our creativity and should be creative in how it does so.