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Micah Dickerson

AC2191: From Table to Tablet and Back Again: The Evolution of the Designer's Toolset

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Describe the general trends in device-based interaction paradigms
  • Identify tools of interest and value to your workflow
  • Make informed decisions about investment in new input devices
  • Further explore changes in interaction paradigms

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

More than 30 years ago, AutoCAD® software helped pioneer the shift from graphite and vellum to keyboard and pixels. Shortly thereafter, the mouse gained wide popularity as a way to more easily and naturally interact with that big box on your desk. Since then, we have seen a great deal of innovation in the area of interaction paradigms that has yielded a whole slew of cool devices. This class introduces you to large-format digital drafting tools, gesture-based interaction, touch-based devices, and traditional-looking tools that offer a new twist. Join us for demonstrations of and discussion about some of the leading technologies that are changing the way we think about interacting with our digital design work. This class focuses primarily on devices that can (or could at some point) be used with AutoCAD.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Designers and drafters who are interested in new interaction models, technologies, and devices

Speakers

Speakers

Micah Dickerson

Micah Dickerson is a Product Manager on the AutoCAD team focused on AutoCAD for Mac. He brings a passion for user interaction and clean design, a solid background in Web technologies, and more than 13 years professional software experience to the role. Micah is an avid runner, epicurean, and aviation enthusiast and is a graduate of the University of California with additional education in graphic design and architecture.

Kean Walmsley

Kean has been with Autodesk since 1995, working for most of that time in a variety of roles—and in a number of different countries—for the Autodesk Developer Network organization. Kean's current role is Software Architect for the AutoCAD family of products, and he continues to write regular posts for his popular development-oriented blog, "Through the Interface" (http://blogs.autodesk.com/through-the-interface). Kean currently lives and works in Switzerland.

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Tags

Published

  • 2013
  • AC2191
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • AutoCAD

Industries

  • Architecture Services
  • Engineering Services Providers

Topics

  • AutoCAD and General Design