CAD/CAM from the Graphic Design Perspective

  • Aaron Marcus


CAD/CAM Systems have evolved elaborate human-computer interfaces in order to facilitate the creation of highly detailed and specialized schematic diagrams and texts. Although these systems have powerful capacities in terms of graphics editing, data manipulation, and data storage, insufficient attention has been given to making the online interface (together with supporting documentation) user-friendly, i.e., understandable, memorable, and appealing to the general user. Graphic design considerations in particular have been routinely overlooked. Graphic design concerns typography, symbol design, color, spatial layout, and temporal sequencing. Graphic design can assist computer science by providing insight and expertise in designing effective communication between human being and machine.


Computer Graphic Graphic Design Graphic Editing Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Professional Visualizer 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aaron Marcus
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  1. 1.Aaron Marcus and AssociatesBerkeleyUSA

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