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ERIC Number: ED020315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Pages: 45
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Reference Count: 0
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TECHNOLOGY AND MANPOWER IN DESIGN AND DRAFTING 1965-75. MANPOWER RESEARCH BULLETIN NUMBER 12.
Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
AS PART OF AN EXPERIMENTAL AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECT LAUNCHED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR IN 1965 TO EMPHASIZE LIKELY FUTURE TECHNOLOGICAL AND MANPOWER CHANGES, THIS STUDY OF THE DESIGN AND DRAFTING PROCESS AIMED TO IDENTIFY THE MAJOR TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS, TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT AND RATE OF DIFFUSION OF THESE CHANGES, AND TO ASSESS THEIR EFFECTS. THE MAJOR TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES EXPECTED WILL UTILIZE COMPUTER BASED SYSTEMS TO PERFORM DESIGN COMPUTATIONS, PROCESS DESIGN INFORMATION, AND CARRY OUT, OR ASSIST IN CARRYING OUT, THE STEPS IN DESIGN ITSELF. THE INTERACTION OF THE FACTORS OF EQUIPMENT, METHODS OF USING THE EQUIPMENT, AND THE DESIGN AND DRAFTING PROCESS ITSELF WILL DETERMINE THE RATE AND DIRECTION OF CHANGE. THE EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES ON THE TOTAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DRAFTSMEN DURING THE PERIOD ARE EXPECTED TO BE MODERATE. THE USE OF TIME-SHARED GRAPHICS SYSTEMS MAY SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE THE DEMAND FOR DRAFTSMEN AFTER 1975, HOWEVER. THE EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES UPON ENGINEERS ARE DIFFICULT TO ISOLATE, BUT CLERICAL-TYPE ROUTINE ACTIVITIES ARE BEING REDUCED, THUS FREEING MANY ENGINEERING MAN HOURS. INDUSTRIES ACTIVE IN INTRODUCING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE INTO DESIGN AND DRAFTING ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN THE FOREFRONT TO 1975. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM MANPOWER ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF MANPOWER POLICY, EVALUATION, AND RESEARCH, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, 14TH STREET AND CONSTITUTION AVE., N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20210. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DESIGN TECHNOLOGY