You are here

Technical Illustration: The Changes and Challenges Presented by Advancements in Technology

Download pdf | Full Screen View

Date Issued:
2014
Abstract/Description:
This thesis investigates the changes and challenges technology has created in the field of technical illustration. Technical illustration includes the fields of technical drawing as well as scientific and medical illustration. Previously, technical illustrators learned and used traditional illustration methods, without the aid of computers. However, technology has rapidly entered the field and has changed the education, work environment, skills, and role of the technical illustrator. I note both the benefits and disadvantages that current technical illustrators are facing in their work. I explore both sides of the digital media and traditional art debate while focusing on the technical illustrator's role, tools and methods used in the illustration process, education, idea-generation, and the future of technical illustration. By emphasizing the issues associated with the incorporation of digital media into traditional methods, I hope to bring awareness to the transformation of technical illustration and the future of this discipline.
Title: Technical Illustration: The Changes and Challenges Presented by Advancements in Technology.
32 views
7 downloads
Name(s): Caudill, Cindy, Author
Jones, Daniel, Committee Chair
Flammia, Madelyn, Committee Member
Young, Beth, Committee Member
, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis investigates the changes and challenges technology has created in the field of technical illustration. Technical illustration includes the fields of technical drawing as well as scientific and medical illustration. Previously, technical illustrators learned and used traditional illustration methods, without the aid of computers. However, technology has rapidly entered the field and has changed the education, work environment, skills, and role of the technical illustrator. I note both the benefits and disadvantages that current technical illustrators are facing in their work. I explore both sides of the digital media and traditional art debate while focusing on the technical illustrator's role, tools and methods used in the illustration process, education, idea-generation, and the future of technical illustration. By emphasizing the issues associated with the incorporation of digital media into traditional methods, I hope to bring awareness to the transformation of technical illustration and the future of this discipline.
Identifier: CFE0005145 (IID), ucf:50681 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-05-01
M.A.
Arts and Humanities, English
Masters
This record was generated from author submitted information.
Subject(s): Technical communication -- technology -- technical writing -- writing -- technical illustration -- scientific illustration -- medical illustration -- drafting -- drawing -- illustration
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005145
Restrictions on Access: public 2014-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

In Collections