Del Coates


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Affiliation(s):


  • Santa Fe University and San José State University

Location:


  • Santa Fe, New Mexico, US

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Writings and Presentations:


  • Title: Computer-Aided Industrial Design
    Writing Type: Paper
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    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 1984: CAD Show
    Abstract Summary:

    Computer-Aided Design (CAD) is destined to become the standard industrial design medium, for the same reasons it is revolutionizing other design and engineering fields. And many industrial designers are eager now to adopt it. Yet, only a fraction of CAD technology’s potential has found its way into the industrial design studio. High costs are partly to blame, but even as costs decline, a more fundamental reason accounts for the slow adoption: the industrial designers’ needs are so disparate that no single CAD system available today, has scope enough to fulfill them all.

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