The History of Interactive Computer Graphics

Hi Everyone,

Interested in computers, graphics, animations, games, vr, interactives and internet?

Computer graphics, animations and interactions are now self-evident. You just have to pick up your smartphone, tablet, desktop computer or what else and you feel intuitively when you have to swipe, click, drag or pinch zoom. You also expect nothing less than nice interfaces with smooth animations. But it wasn’t always like this…

There were times where there were no editors like Photo, Designer, Illustrator, or Photoshop, and even computers and animations of frames didn’t exist…

Last months I did quite some research and I wrote a blog series of six where I like to take you on a journey through time with our focus on learning about the development before and during the creation of computers, digital graphics, animations, graphical interfaces, graphics software, interactivity, 3D, a pinch of the first games, the creation of the internet and a touch of virtual reality.

I have made more than 110 illustrations for this series with Affinity Designer and also provide each part with at least one interactive to bring the events alive as good as possible for you.

Part 1 is out there now! Hope you like it and I’m sure you learn something new from it and be surprised by some events! There will be a new part every month from now. Enjoy!

English: History Interactive Computer Graphics - Part 1

Dutch: Geschiedenis Interactieve Computergraphics - Deel 1

It’s interesting throughout, but not very relevant to the title until the 1955 entry.

You should tighten the scope a bit. If you are going back to the pre-computer days, animation isn’t any more interactive than stills. Illustrations aren’t any more relevant to graphics than photographs. Also, there’s no need going back to the pre-computer graphic days in computing history. It either excludes too much that is relevant to the development of computers, or includes too much that isn’t relevant to graphics.

Yes!! Part 2 is (finally!) out in the open now! :slightly_smiling_face: Hope you like it! There will be a new part in between a month and a few months from now, as soon as possible, but quality content. Already working on it. In the end there will be 6 parts in total. Collect them all ! :smiley:

This time with an oldfashioned game inside that fits this period of history! Enjoy!

English: History Interactive Computer Graphics - Part 2
Dutch: Geschiedenis Interactieve Computergraphics - Deel 2

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