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authors Rubinger, Morton
year 1988
title Drawing Lessons from Word Processing
source Computing in Design Education [ACADIA Conference Proceedings] Ann Arbor (Michigan / USA) 28-30 October 1988, pp. 235-245
summary Word processing is universally successful as a computer application whereas computer-aided design is not. What can we learn from word processing? It tells us that, to be successful, an entry-level CAD system should be basic and focus mainly on drawing and manipulation of drawings rather than on sophisticated operations and automation, it should be simple, easy to use and moderate in cost. In architectural education, it should be used in the early stages of design to enhance design quality and design learning. To do this, we need to understand the characteristics of this new drawing and design medium. Software needs to be thoroughly learned in advance of studio use, and computer-based studio projects should take a computational view of design to enhance the effective use of computers in learning to design.

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100%; open Burke, James (1985) Find in CUMINCAD The Day the Universe Changed , Boston, Little, Brown
100%; open Crosley, Mark (1988) Find in CUMINCAD The Architects Guide to Computer-Aided Design , New York, Wiley
100%; open Doubilet, Susan (1984) Find in CUMINCAD CAD: The Wows and the wherefores , Progressive Architecture,, May 1984
100%; open Lockard, Kirby (1974) Find in CUMINCAD Design Drawing , Tucson, Arizona, Pepper Publishing
100%; open Mitchell, Reeder (1984) Find in CUMINCAD CADD Applications in Architecture, Engineering and Construction , Computers in Architectural Design. & Practice, Symposium, Carleton University
100%; open Mitchell, William (1984) Find in CUMINCAD What was computer-aided design? , Progressive Architecture, May 1984
100%; open Mitchell, William (1986) Find in CUMINCAD Major Issues in Computer Aided Architectural Design , Lecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
100%; open Monaco, Cynthia (1988) Find in CUMINCAD The Difficult Birth of the Typewriter , American Heritage of Invention & Technology, Spring/Summer 1988, vol 4, no 1
100%; open Nicholson, Paul (1987) Find in CUMINCAD More to Low Cost CAD than meets the Pocket , Inforii ation Technology Supplement, Architects' Journal, 25 November 1987
100%; open Radford A. and Stevens, G. (1983) Find in CUMINCAD Style for 1984: Computers and Building Form , Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Architecture, Pinner, Middlesex, UK, Online Conferences
100%; open Teicholz, Eric and Antonuccio, Rose (1985) Find in CUMINCAD The Current State of Automation , Graphic Systems inc.,Cambridge, Mass. January 1985

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