ERIC Number: ED332674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
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Computer Applications in the Design Process.
Computer Assisted Design (CAD) and Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) are emerging technologies now being used in home economics and interior design applications. A microcomputer in a computer network system is capable of executing computer graphic functions such as three-dimensional modeling, as well as utilizing office automation packages to perform nongraphic functions such as cost analysis and word processing. The design process can be divided into four stages: evaluation of the site, personnel, economics, and intentions of the client; planning; graphic and nongraphic representation of the problem; and facilities management. Interior designers can advance the use of CAD technology by using the technology themselves, conducting research on the use of the technology, and developing a relationship between higher education and industry. Home economists are a valuable resource in the development of computerized systems and continuing education for their users. (13 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the International Conference of the Association for the Development of Computer-Based Instructional Systems (San Diego, CA, October 28-November 1, 1990).