Sketchpad was an innovative system developed in by Ivan Sutherland as part of his PhD thesis. It is a tribute to Sketchpad’s uniqueness that it defined a. The Sketchpad system makes it possible for a man and a computer to converse rapidly through the medium of line drawings. Heretofore, most interaction. Sketchpad: Sketchpad, the first interactive computer-graphics program. Sketchpad originated as American engineer Ivan Sutherland’s doctoral thesis project in.

Author: Gasho Mutaur
Country: Suriname
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Software
Published (Last): 8 February 2015
Pages: 189
PDF File Size: 5.41 Mb
ePub File Size: 10.42 Mb
ISBN: 869-6-54984-152-1
Downloads: 8624
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Moogutaxe

The Regents of the University of California. It sketchpa easy to add entirely new types of conditions to Sketchpad’s vocabulary. A Sketchpad user sketches directly on a computer display with a “light pen. Sketchpad’s drawings were created, duplicated and stored at Sketchpad also led to the advanced development of other imaging software, such as computer-aided design programs used by engineers.

In Sutherland completed Sketchpada system for drawing interactively on a CRT display with a light pen and control board. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

It was, at the time, one of the biggest machines in the world, with kilobytes of core memory. Thank You for Your Contribution! TX-2 was an “on-line” computer at that time most computers sutherlanf run “batches” of jobs and were not interactiveused to investigate the use of Surface Barrier transistors for digital circuits.

He imagined that one should be able to draw on the computer. The film was reviled by bo Robot Draftsman was a revolutionary computer program written by Ivan Sutherland in in the course of his PhD thesis, for which he received the Turing Award inand the Kyoto Prize in More About Sketchpad 3 references found in Britannica articles Assorted References use in machine tool operations In machine tool: A set of push buttons controls the changes to be made such as “erase”, “move”, etc.


Sketchpad – Wikipedia

Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. He taught at Harvard, University of Utah, and Caltech. Sketchpad stores explicit information about the topology of a drawing. The Sketchpad program was part and parcel of Sutherland’s Ph. Computer, device for processing, storing, and displaying information.

In he replaced J. With the constraint system, it was possible to loosely sketch a shape, sutherlqnd add geometric and topological relationships to modify it into the exact shape you needed. Sketchpad even allowed the visual display of constraints on screen, using icons symbols to represent each type.

Men’s fashion in the s changed fashion history. Views Read Edit View history.

A considerable amount of work was required to make the TX-2 operate in interactive mode with a large CRT screen. For example, to make two lines parallel, he successively points to the iva with the light pen and presses a button.

His company Evans and Sutherland founded together with his friend David Evans has done pioneering work in the skstchpad of real-time hardware, accelerated 3D computer graphics, and printer languages. The topological connections of the drawing are automatically indicated by the user as he sketches. Ivan and his brother Bert even met Berkeley and were inspired to envision new avenues for programming.

Since Sketchpad is able to accept topological information from a human being in a picture language perfectly natural to the human, it can be used as an input program for computation programs which require topological data, dutherland. Sketchpad encountered a critical challenge that remains central to human-computer interaction.

Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, ssutherland its publication is subject to our final approval. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Do You Need a Lobotomy?


Information sketched can include straight line segments and circle arcs.

Sketchpad of Ivan Sutherland: This Amazing Footage Shows What CAD Looked Like 55 Years Ago!

Arbitrary symbols may be defined from any collection of line segments, circle ivab, and previously defined symbols. About the same time, Lawrence G. It may appear old-fashioned to our eyes today, but Sketchpad was built upon concepts to which modern interfaces can still only aspire.

Any change in the definition of a symbol is at once seen wherever that symbol appears. If the user moves a symbol, all lines attached to that symbol will automatically move to stay attached to it. Part 1 Part 2YouTube. The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Keep Exploring Britannica Computer science. The basic operations used in Sketchpad for manipulating the ring sketcchpad are described. Sketchpad pioneered some of the most important concepts in computing, including the graphical user interface, non-procedural programming, and object-oriented programming.

It not only supported explicit constraints, added to entities after they were drawn, it supported implicit constraints, created as entities were drawn.

If you have any suggestions please post it as a comment below or contact me via the About page. Using a ivvan pen, users could draw directly on the screen.

Sketchpad displayed graphics on the CRT display, and a light pen was used to manipulate the line objects, much like a modern computer mouse.