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ERIC Number: ED319504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr-15
Pages: 39
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A Study of Children's Computer-Generated Graphics.
Escobedo, Theresa H.; Bhargava, Ambika
This study describes preschoolers' computer-generated graphics. Of specific interest were three questions: (1) What is the nature of children's computer-generated drawings in terms of the developmental stages of art? (2) How do the stages evident in children's computer-generated drawings compare with those in drawings produced with traditional art materials? (3) What evidence is there to indicate that children use the computer as a means of symbolic representation? The primary sources of data were computer-generated graphics produced by four middle-class children with no prior exposure to Apple computers or the mouse attachment. Equipment used to produce the computer graphics included an Apple IIGS computer with color monitor using a PaintWorks Plus software program and a black and white Macintosh SE with MacPaint. Video and audio data were collected in eight 1.5 hour sessions. Findings revealed that computer-generated graphics exhibited the traditional three broad developmental stages of art. Stages evident in computer art were consistent with stages in works produced with traditional art materials. Children used the computer as a medium for creating expressive and symbolic representations that reflected stages of representational development. A bibliography provides 21 citations. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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