Generative Design: A Paradigm for Design Research
Jon McCormack, Alan Dorin & T. Innocent. Generative Design: A Paradigm for Design Research. In: J. Redmond (ed.) Futureground Conference Proceedings, Design Research Society (Conference held at Monash University, Melbourne, 17 - 21 November 2004).
Generative design offers new modes of aesthetic experience based on the incorporation of system dynamics into the production of artifact and experience. In this paper, we review a number of processes that can be explored by designers and suggest how design as a discipline can benefit from this research. These processes include self-organization, swarm systems and ant colonies, evolution, and generative grammars. We give example applications of these processes to creativity and design.
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