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ERIC Number: ED369697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 14
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Art & Design Software Development Using IBM Handy (A Personal Experience).
McWhinnie, Harold J.
This paper presents some of the results from a course in art and design. The course involved the use of simple computer programs for the arts. Attention was geared to the development of graphic components for educational software. The purpose of the course was to provide, through lectures and extensive hands on experience, a basic introduction to microcomputer based computer aided design. No prior experience with the computer was required. The course was designed to give students a foundation in computer knowledge. The course provided students with: (1) the fundamentals associated with microcomputers and operating systems using IBM PCs, XTs, and ATs; (2) the concepts associated with computer programming for graphic design; and (3) familiarity with computer graphics software, specifically Dr. Halo and HANDY. The first project described was an exploration of the use of color in design. This was a sequence of four interactive lessons on color which were designed to be used with young children. These units introduced the child to the general world of color, and what could be done with the limited range of colors in the program. The paper explains that the HANDY program provided 16 colors that could be combined in foreground as well as in background sequences. The focus of the lessons as a unit was to show what happens when colors are changed in both figure and ground. Another sequence of lessons was a program that created a series of images that were varied according to design principles and elements. (DK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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