By Mary Lou Maher, Josiah Poon, Sylvie Boulanger (auth.), John S. Gero, Fay Sudweeks (eds.)

Designing is among the most important of human acts. strangely, on condition that designing has been happening for plenty of millenia, our knowing of the tactics of designing is remarkably restricted. lately, layout tools were formalised no longer as humano-centred methods yet as strategies able to desktop implementation with the objective of augmenting human designers. This quantity comprises contributions which disguise layout tools in keeping with evolutionary platforms, generative strategies, overview equipment and research tools. It provides the state-of-the-art in formal layout equipment for laptop aided design.

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The main concern of the papers presented at this workshop and the subsequent discussion was the role of evolutionary methods in design exploration, in particular, how evolutionary methods can support human creativity in the design process. 1. Papers This session included two paper presentations: 1. Modelling Design Exploration as Co-Evolution: A Combined Gene Approach by Mary Lou Maher, Josiah Poon and Sylvie Boulanger. 52 MIHALY LENART AND MARY LOU MAHER 2. Evolving Building Blocksfor Design Using Genetic Engineering: A Formal Approach by John S.

The value of fO is the average value of these three functions: fOl, for the parameter n_storey, f02, for the parameter h_storey, and f03, for the parameter w_bay. l. The vertical axis shows the value of fO and the horizontal axis shows the value d_parameter which corresponds to the normalised difference between the phenotype and the parameter. For each parameter, an acceptable deviation was assumed. The calculation of the value of fO is shown below. 5) The evaluation function, f2, is concerned with evaluating how well the phenotype satisfies the design focus of architectural compatibility.

Foo (eds), Proceedings of the 6th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI'93) , Melbourne, Australia, pp. 109-116. FORMALISING DESIGN EXPLORATION AS CO-EVOLUTION 27 Appendix: Evaluation functions for braced frame design There are four evaluation functions used in this example for evaluating the performance of a braced frame: fO: f2: f3: f4: measure of closeness to initial requirements, measure of conformance to bay layout measure of structural efficiency measure of structural integrity The first function, fo, uses a combination of three functions, each concentrating on measuring the distance between the current phenotype and the one problem parameter in the initial requirements.

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