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authors McIntosh, John F.
year 1988
title The ASU Strategic Plan For Computing Support
source Computing in Design Education [ACADIA Conference Proceedings] Ann Arbor (Michigan / USA) 28-30 October 1988, pp. 301-310
summary Our College has spent approximately one hundred thousand dollars per year on computing over the last five years. This paper, which developed out of a University-wide strategic planning exercise, speaks to the question: What are we getting for all that money?

The background to this large planning exercise is sketched, the goals of our computing support plan are stated, the strategies aimed at achieving these goals are explained, and the observed outcomes from implementing these strategies are listed.

In evaluating the plan, this paper argues the position that a computer culture must take hold within the College before computer-aided design will have a truly profound effect upon pedagogy. Operationally, this means that every faculty member must have a personal computer and that every student must have free access to a microcomputer facility. Only then does the whole College adopt the new culture.

The fiscal commitment is high, but there are payoffs in of fice automation that justify the investment even in the short-term. Trivial as it seems, wordprocessing is the first step in seeding this culture. These short term payoffs help make the case for investing in the promise of long-term payoffs in superior design through computer aids.

series ACADIA
email john.mcintosh@asu.edu
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100%; open Design Excellence (1988) Find in CUMINCAD The Strategic Plan of the College of Architecture & Environmental Designfor the Five Year Periodfrom 1988 to 1993 , Arizona State University, January 1988
100%; open Flemming, Ulrich and Schmitt, Gerhard (1986) Find in CUMINCAD The Computer in the Design Studio: Ideas and Exercises That Go Beyond Drafting , ACADIA'86 Workshop Proceedings, University of Houston, October 1986
100%; open Hall, Theodore W. (1985) Find in CUMINCAD Design-Aided Computing: Adapting Old Spaces to New Uses , ACADIA'85 Workshop Proceedings, Afizona State University, November 1985
100%; open Harfman, Anton C., Swerdloff Lucien M. and Kalay, Yehuda E. (1986) Find in CUMINCAD The Terminal Crit , ACADIA'86 Workshop Proceedings, University of Houston, October 1986
100%; open Miranda, Valerian and Degelman, Larry 0. (1987) Find in CUMINCAD An Experimental Computer-Aided Design Studio , ACADIA'87 Workshop Proceedings, North Carolina State University, October 1987
100%; open Norman, Richard (1985) Find in CUMINCAD Electronic Color in the Architectural Studio: An Alternative Strategy for Introducing the Computer as a Creative Tool in the Studio Environment , ACADIA'85 Workshop Proceedings, Arizona State University, November 1985
100%; open Schmitt, Gerhard (1987) Find in CUMINCAD The Perceived Impact of Computers on the Teaching of Design: Goals and Reality , ACADIA'87 Workshop Proceedings, North Carolina State University, October 1987
100%; open Zdepski, M. Stephen and Goldman, Glenn (1986) Find in CUMINCAD The Computability of Design , ACADIA'86 Workshop Proceedings, University of Houston, October 1986

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