publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Reconciling Form and Function through Generative Design

Nordin, Axel;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Division of Machine Design, Department of Design Sciences, Faculty of Engineering LTH, Lund University
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The current form-giving activity in industrial design is characterized by explorations that depend on the individual capability to mentally manipulate a solution space from which to select and express the intended result. Industrial designers frequently rely on artistic experimentation, aesthetic inspiration, or design briefs. These points of departure often result in satisfactory results, but they could be augmented by algorithmic form generation, optimization, and complex morphologies. By adopting this approach, the industrial designer would also be able to efficiently use forms that have previously been too complex to handle and evaluate manually, thereby gai...
Subjects
free text keywords: Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics, Generative design, morphological repertoire, constraint handling, optimization, customization, industrial design, engineering design
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