In 1966 Peter Seitz
, first Design Director at the Walker Art Center
in Minneapolis, MN published issue 66/67 of Design Quarterly
entitled "Design and the Computer." Published two years before the monumental London show, Cybernetic Serendipity
, "Design and the Computer" was the first computer art themed issue in a major American design magazine.
Articles in the issue were:
Computer-Aided Design by Steven A. Coons
Computer Graphics by William Fetter
Design Augmented by Computers by Edwin L. Jacks
Problem-Solving Processes in Planning and Design by Marvin L. Manheim
Computer-Augmented Design by Allen Bernholtz and Edward Bierstone
Computers, Printing and Graphic Design by Kenneth G. Scheid
Computer-Generated Movies, Designs and Diagrams by Kenneth C. Knowlton
Computers and the Visual Arts by A. Michael Knoll
Among the many foresightful comments in his introduction Seitz included the following on p. 4:
"How will the computer affect the design profession and our environment> Very much like the children who are caught between the old math and the new, today's designers have to face the computer age, turn away from the security of the familiar and learn to adapt the new methods. Furthermore, in order to avoid the computer specialist solving the designer's problems, the designer will have to involve himself in this computer technology...."