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Wayne Carlson

  • Faculty Emeritus, Design
  • 128 N. Oval Mall
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-2872


  • 2005

    Apple Distinguished Educator Award. .

  • 2002

    Excellence in Education Award. .

  • 1999

    GII Health Award. .

  • 1995-1996

    Ameritech Faculty Fellowship. .

  • 1995

    CEN Cultural Performance Award. .

  • 1993

    Recognition of Service Award. .

  • 1987

    Silver Award. .

  • 1986

    Clio Award. .

  • 1986

    BDA Design Competition Silver Award. .

  • 1986

    BPME Design Competition Gold Medallion. .

  • 1985

    Clio Award. .

  • 1985

    Bronze Award. .

  • 1984

    Gold Award. .

  • 1984

    BDA Design Competition Gold Award. .

  • 1983

    Silver Award. .



  • Dr Wayne Earl Carlson. 2005. "Between the Rivers: The Story of Grandview Heights and Marble Cliff." Infinity Publishing.


  • Dr. Wayne Earl Carlson. 1988. "3D Modeling and Database Construction." Tokyo: CG&CAD/CAM Curriculum Research and Development Group.



  • Grissom, Scott, Wayne Carlson and Gary Perlman. 1989. "Tablet-Based Valuators: A Comparison of Virtual Buttons and Hand Gestures for Interactive Computer Graphics." In Advances in Human Factors & Ergonomics, VIZA-Work with Computers: Organizational, Management, Stress and Health Aspects, edited by Garriel Salvendy and Michael J. Smith, 476 - 483. Amsterdam: Elsevier Publishing.


  • Dr. Wayne Earl Carlson. 1988. "Computer Graphics." In For All Practical Purposes - Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics, edited by Solomon Garfunkle and Lynn Steen, 395 - 413. New York: W.H. Freeman & Co.

Journal Articles



  • David Y. Yun, Hong-Mei C. Garcia, Seong K. Mun, James E. Rogers, Walid G. Tohme, Wayne E. Carlson, Stephen May, and Roni Yagel, 1996, Three Dimensional Volume Visualization in Remote Radiation Treatment Planning. Proceedings of the IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Science and Technology, Visual Data Exploration and Analysis III, The International Society for Optical Engineering SPIE 2656, no. 23, 23 - 32.









  • "Computer Graphics and Mathematical Simulation." 1981, Presented at Mathematics Association of America,
  • "Software Development in Computer Animation." 1985, Presented at Parigraph '85,
  • "Emerging Technologies: Interdisciplinary Challenges and Opportunities." 1996, Presented at BASA/OSBA Spring Academy, Buckeye Association of School Administrators Annual Conference,
  • "Interdisciplinary Research: Art Meets Science." 1996, Presented at Sigma Xi Annual Meeting,
  • "Crossing the Stratified Boundaries: Interdisciplinarity in Action." 1997, Presented at Austin Knowlton School of Architecture Spring Colloquium Series,
  • "Interdisciplinary Activity at a Comprehensive Research University." 2001, Presented at University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design,
  • "Computer Art - What It Is and What It Might Become." 2001, Presented at Columbus Museum of Art Sessions Society,
  • "History of Computer Graphics and Animation." 2007, Presented at CSCC Lifelong Learning Institute,
  • "Computer-Aided Design - Automotive, Architecture, and Fashion." 1984, Presented at Forum International des Nouvelles Images, 24th Festival International de Television de Monte Carlo,
  • "Techniques and Approaches to Computer Art." 2003, Presented at the School for Older Wiser Lifelong Scholars (OWLS), Westminster-Thurber Communit,
  • "Animation in Medicine and Industry." 1985, Presented at Comgraf Design ‘85 East,
  • "Computer Graphics and Animation." 1993, Presented at Technology and Postmodern Culture, a program of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Art and Design,
  • "SimUniversity: Planning the University Campus in the Age of Telecommunications,â€�." 1996, Presented at Finding Our Way ‘96 – Technology and Education: Extending Frontiers of Learning Through Codevelopment, Center for Advanced Studies in Telecommunications Research Forum,
  • "Solving the Unsolved Problems in Computer Graphics." 2000, Presented at Design Group Virtual Design Symposium,
  • "Computer Animation." 1994, Presented at Cutting Edge Technologies - Central Ohio Technology Day,
  • "Animation and Computer Generated Special Effects." 1984, Presented at Convergence Forum on the New Film/Video Technology,
  • "Coupled Forecasting Using the NASA ACTS." 1995, Presented at Plenary Session, NASA ACTS Results Conference,
  • "Computer Animation in Design, Entertainment, Advertising, and Education." 1991, Presented at The International Conference on Intelligent Computer-Aided Design,
  • "Computer Graphics and Animation." 1994, Presented at Cultural Programs Seminar Series,
  • "Computer Animation and its Uses in Interactive Museum Displays." 1986, Presented at National Geographic Society,
  • "The Use of the Home Personal Computer in the Education of Children." 1995, Presented at The Ohio State University Women’s Club - Child Development Special Interest Group,
  • "Technology and Research in the Arts - The Intelligent Classroom." 1995, Presented at 32nd Annual Conference of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans,
  • "Computer Graphics and Animation in Industrial Design." 1984, Presented at Mideast Regional Conference, Industrial Designers Society of America,
  • "Computer Animation in the United States." 1983, Presented at 10th Australian Computer Conference,
  • "The Design of Museum Displays Using the Digital Computer." 1986, Presented at American Museum Association Annual Meeting,
  • "Scientific Visualization." 1993, Presented at OSU Department of Physics Colloquium,
  • "Instructional Technology and its Role in Managing Change." 1996, Presented at Managing Change: reSource 15 Year Celebration,
  • "Teaching Civics with Emerging Technologies." 1997, Presented at Annual conference of the Ohio Education Association,

Papers in Proceedings


  • Stredney, Don, Yagel, Roni, Carlson Wayne, Moeller Torsten, Shih PW, and Mark Fontana "Assessing User Proficiency Through Virtual Simulations." in Proceedings of RESNA ‘97, annual meeting of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. Pittsburgh, PA, (1 1997). 366 - 368.


  • Wayne E. Carlson and Arun Welch "The design of a high-speed network for distributed coupling of scientific simulation models using the NASA ACTS." in Proceedings of AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference. Washington, DC, (1 1996). 25 - 29.


  • Wayne Earl Carlson , Keith Bedford, etal "Visualization of Results from Distributed, Coupled, Supercomputer-Based Mesoscale Atmospheric and Lake Models using the NASA ACTS." in Proceedings of the NASA Results Conference. Cleveland, Ohio, (1 1995). HDR6:1 - 9.
  • Wayne Earl Carlson, Whalid Thome, etal "The NASA Advanced Communications Technology Satellite: The MISSION Project." in Proceedings of the NASA Results Conference. Cleveland, Ohio, (1 1995). HDR8:1 - 13.


  • Dr. Wayne Earl Carlson "The Application of Virtual Wheelchair Simulation to the Determination of Environmental Accessibility and Compliance in Architectural Design." in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics. Baden-Baden, Germany, (1 1994). 1 - 5.
  • Swan, J.Edward II; Stredney, Don; Carlson, Wayne; & Blostein, Beth "The Determination of Wheelchair User Proficiency and Environmental Accessibility Through Virtual Simulation." in Proceedings of the Second Annual International Conference: Virtual Reality and Persons with Disabilities. Northridge, California, (1 1994). 156 - 161.


  • Kent, J, Parent, R. and Carlson, W. "Establishing Correspondences by Topological Merging: A New Approach to 3-D Shape Transformation." in Proceedings of Graphics Interface ,91. Calgary, Alberta, Canada, (1 1991). 229 - 235.


  • Dr. Wayne Earl Carlson "Overview of Computer Graphics State of the Art in Industrial Animation." in Proceedings of the 10th Australian Computer Conference. Melbourne, Australia, (1 1983). 46 - 52.


  • Dr. Wayne Earl Carlson "A 3-D Color Graphics System for Interactive Analysis in Computer-Aided Design." in Proceedings of 1979 ACM Computer Science Conference. Dayton, Ohio, (1 1979). 121 - 124.
  • Dr. Wayne Earl Carlson "The Use of Color and 3-D Temporal and Spatial Data Management Techniques in Computer-Aided Design." in Proceedings of the 16th Annual International Design Automation Conference. San Diego, California, (1 1979). 32 - 38.