Sketchpad was developed by Ivan Sutherland in 1968 as part of his PhD thesis at the Augmentation Research Centre at Stanford. Recognised as a breakthrough in computer graphics Sketchpad is described as a tool by Sutherland that augments its users and aids them both artistically and technically in their work. Sketchpad would receive the Turing Award in 1988 and the Kyoto Prize in 2012. Sutherland’s work would go on to play a major role in the development of creative computing including setting the foundation for companies such as Pixar. Sketchpads GUI (Graphic User Interface) combined with a stylus augments its user and presents a new creative way for interfacing with a computer. This allowed users to see instantly the geometry they were inputting rather than having to wait for a line of code to be completed.