Design Computing and Cognition '08

pp 41-60

Categorisation of Designs According to Preference Values for Shape Rules

  • Sungwoo LimAffiliated withUniversity of Strathclyde
  • , Miquel PratsAffiliated withThe Open University
  • , Scott ChaseAffiliated withUniversity of Strathclyde
  • , Steve GarnerAffiliated withThe Open University

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Shape grammars have been used to explore design spaces through design generation according to sets of shape rules with a recursive process. Although design space exploration is a persistent issue in computational design research, there have been few studies regarding the provision of more preferable and refined outcomes to designers. This paper presents an approach for the categorisation of design outcomes from shape grammar systems to support individual preferences via two customised viewpoints: (i) absolute preference values of shape rules and (ii) relative preference values of shape rules with shape rule classification levels with illustrative examples.