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Evolving parametric models using genetic programming with artificial selection

Harding, J. (2016) Evolving parametric models using genetic programming with artificial selection. In: Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe) Annual Conference, 22-26 August 2016, Oulu, Finland.

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Evolutionary methods with artificial selection have been shown to be a useful computer-human technique for exploring wide design spaces with unknown goals. This paper investigates a similar approach in the evolution of visual programs currently used in popular parametric modelling software. Although associative models provide a useful cognitive artifact for the designer to interact with, they are often bound by their topological structure with the designer left to adjusting (or optimising) variables to explore the design space. By allowing the topological structure of the graph to be evolved as well as the parameters, artificial selection can be employed to explore a wide design space more suited to the early design stage.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment > Architecture
Science > School of the Built Environment > Urban Living group
ID Code:79579

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