CIGD2104 Graphic Design History Lecture (12) Quiz

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Which company developed the Macintosh computer?

Apple Computer

What programming language underlies page-layout software and electronically generated typography?

PostScript

Which company created PageMaker, an early software application using PostScript to design pages on the computer screen?

Aldus

What was the screen resolution of the first-generation Macintosh computer?

72 dots per inch (dpi)

Who designed the early bitmapped fonts for Apple Computer?

Susan Kare

What type of graphics did the Macintosh display?

Bitmapped graphics

Who designed the screen fonts for the Macintosh computer in 1984?

Susan Kare

What technology enabled printers to output text, images, and graphic elements in a specific placement on the page?

PostScript page description language

How are PostScript fonts stored?

As graphical commands and data

Which application initially developed for electronic photographic retouching enabled unprecedented image manipulation and creation?

Adobe Photoshop

Who coined the term 'desktop publishing' for the new method that allowed users to create elements on the computer screen and position them on the page?

Brainerd

What technology enabled Apple Computer's first laser printer to more closely duplicate typesetting in 1985?

PostScript fonts

Who turned to editorial design in the 1980s and rejected conventional notions of typographic syntax and imagery?

David Carson

What did Adobe Systems' PostScript page description language enable printers to output?

. All of the above

What is used to generate type characters as outlines that are then filled in as solid forms in PostScript fonts?

. Bézier curves

'Hanging at Carmine Street' was a work by which artist known for rejecting conventional notions of typographic syntax and imagery?

David Carson

What technology enabled the Macintosh computer to display bitmapped graphics?

Mouse

Which company invented the PostScript programming language underlying page-layout software and electronically generated typography?

Adobe Systems

Who designed the early bitmapped fonts for Apple Computer?

Susan Kare

Which company created PageMaker, an early software application using PostScript to design pages on the computer screen?

Aldus

What was the resolution of the first-generation Macintosh computer's black-and-white screen?

72 dots per inch (dpi)

What technology enabled printers to output text, images, and graphic elements in a specific placement on the page?

PostScript page description language

What type of graphics did the Macintosh display?

Dot matrix

Which company developed the Macintosh computer?

Apple Computer

Who designed the screen fonts for the Macintosh computer in 1984?

Susan Kare

What programming language underlies page-layout software and electronically generated typography?

PostScript page description language

What is used to generate type characters as outlines that are then filled in as solid forms in PostScript fonts?

Outline Bézier curves

Who coined the term 'desktop publishing' for the new method that allowed users to create elements on the computer screen and position them on the page?

David Brainerd

'Hanging at Carmine Street' was a work by which artist known for rejecting conventional notions of typographic syntax and imagery?

David Carson

What technology enabled Apple Computer's first laser printer to more closely duplicate typesetting in 1985?

600-dpi laser printers

What application initially developed for electronic photographic retouching enabled unprecedented image manipulation and creation?

Adobe Photoshop

Test your knowledge of the history of computer-aided graphic design and the digital revolution in graphic design with this quiz prepared by Iman Al Harthi. Explore the origins of computer-aided graphic design and the impact of affordable and powerful hardware and software developed by key companies during the 1980s.

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