Accession Number:

AD0404549

Title:

Sketchpad: A Man-Machine Graphical Communication System

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-01-30

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

The Sketchpad system uses drawing as a novel means of communicating with a computer. The system contains input, output, and computation programs that enable it to interpret information drawn directly on a computer display. It has been used to draw electrical, mechanical, scientific, mathematical and animated drawings it is a general-purpose system. Sketchpad has shown the most usefulness as an aid to the understanding of processes, such as the motion of link ages, which can be described with pictures. Sketchpad also makes it easy to draw highly repetitive or highly accurate drawings and to change drawings previously drawn with it.

Subject Categories:

  • Recording and Playback Devices
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE