Before entering the Computer Graphic Design program at Rochester Institute of Technology, I had been a graphic designer for a good many years. The introduction of the computer drastically changed the nature of the graphics arts industry, and in watching the rapidly changing technology, I realized that these new developments broadened and diversified the range of design possibilities. Embracing the computer as a design tool, and as a new means of communicating, I set about selecting a thesis topic that would allow me to explore and master these new tools. In selecting a topic, I was intrigued by the ability of the computer to allow a user to interact with, and absorb information. I became interested in a multimedia approach to educational materials, and originally chose to develop a prototype for an interac tive multimedia program accompanied by a companion magazine that would challenge my skills as a designer in a new area, and develop sensitivities as an educator.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Music--Data processing--Technique; Computer graphics--Technique; Macintosh (Computer)--Programming; Multimedia systems

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School of Art (CIAS)


Ciolek, Nancy

Advisor/Committee Member

Keough, Robert

Advisor/Committee Member

Hague, James


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: ML74.F734 1993


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