Generative Design – ECVD

This year, I introduced generative design to ECV DIGITAL students through a simple but efficient workshop :

We produced a procedural design from words or sentences,  we began with revision on trigonometry and polar graph. Then we described and linked characters properties like ASCII code or position in the word to graphical properties to finaly achieve composition rules.

So we produced a simple javascript application that allows the user to type and create the design, then possibility to save artwork to a bitmap.

 

That practice helped the students to understand the generative design process but also production.
It showed the strong link between design and mathematics in nowadays design, how to be creative with design and code to produce rules that allows computer du create original design.
They improveds their coding skills , colors mode and operations and they discovered Processing prototyping tool.