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Computer Graphics: From Desktop to Mobile and Web
July/August 2011 (vol. 31 no. 4)
pp. 94-96, c3
Jordi Linares-Pellicer, Universidad Politècnica de Valencia
Pau Micó, Universidad Politècnica de Valencia
Javier Esparza-Peidro, Universidad Politècnica de Valencia
Empar Carrasquer-Moya, Batoi Vocational Training School
Traditionally, computer graphics courses have centered on desktop environments using well-known frameworks such as OpenGL. That approach might become obsolete in a new context in which developers must create applications for smart phones, tablets, and rich Internet applications. Teaching computer graphics in this situation is becoming difficult; traditional tools don't address these new requirements in an integrated way. To deal with this situation, the Processing development environment provides high-end solutions in visualization, animation, and interaction, while letting students deploy their programs on desktop computers, smart phones, tablets, and websites. Instructors can introduce devices and interaction paradigms in just a few hours. In an introductory computer graphics course, Processing dramatically boosted students' motivation. Their work wasn't just visible in the lab; they could show it to classmates and friends on their own smart phones, tablets, and websites.

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Index Terms:
computer graphics, education, desktop, mobile, Web, processing.org, graphics and multimedia
Citation:
Jordi Linares-Pellicer, Pau Micó, Javier Esparza-Peidro, Empar Carrasquer-Moya, "Computer Graphics: From Desktop to Mobile and Web," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 94-96, c3, July-Aug. 2011, doi:10.1109/MCG.2011.56
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