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Journal for Geometry and Graphics 09 (2005), No. 1, 077--087
Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2005

Present Status of Graphics Science and Graphics Representation Education in Japan

Kunio Kondo
Dept. of Information and Computer Science, Saitama University, 255 Shimo-okubo, Urawa, Saitama 338, Japan

Kazuko Mende
Dept. of Science of Arts, Joshibi University of Art and Design, 1900 Asamizodai Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa 228-8538, Japan

Kenjiro Suzuki
Dept. of Computer and Graphic Science, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, 3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8902, Japan

The Japan Society for Graphics Science undertook a survey on the education of Graphic Science and related subjects at Japanese universities and colleges from 2002 to 2003. The items surveyed included subject name, implementation details, ability being trained, subject contents, etc. The principal results of the survey are as follows.
(1) With regard to the ability being trained, the importance is placed on the drawing ability and the information transmission ability by the use of drawings, while less importance is placed on the abilities to generate and analyze three-dimensional shapes, i.e., geometrical abilities.
(2) A lot of importance is still placed on hand drawing (Descriptive Geometry), though the introduction of CG/CAD is progressing rapidly in Graphic Science and related subjects.

Keywords: Graphic science, graphic representation, computer graphics, graphics education.

MSC: 51N05

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