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dc.creatorAyers, Gayle Yvonne
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to, referencing the URI of the item.en
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this study is to describe the effects of a micro computer on the design process. In a beginning design studio class, students were required to produce a two dimensional design by traditional methods, pen on paper, and then alternatively with a paint package on a micro computer. All the work produced, from working drawings or preliminary solutions to final design, of a group of these students has been described and analyzed. Also, an interview with each student in the group was conducted to have the students personally describe what they considered to be their design process. These evaluations and descriptions are compared to identify common deviations in the design process when using the computer as a design tool. The study concludes with explanations for the deviant behavior and suggestions for further areas of research.en
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectvisualization sciences.en
dc.subjectMajor visualization sciences.en
dc.subject.lcshDesign - Study and teaching (Higher) - Data processing,en
dc.subject.lcshComputer-aided design.en
dc.subject.lcshArchitectural design - Psychological aspects.en
dc.titleA qualitative study of the design process: the effects of a microcomputing system on beginning design studentsen
dc.typeThesisen sciencesen
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