Assisting Creativity by Composite Representation
The paper presents a composite syntactic-semantic representation of objects that is particularly suited for creative design in engineering. This representation is to a great extent oriented towards visual evaluation. The role of emergence both in art and in engineering design is discussed firstly. It is shown on examples taken from Escher’s prints, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering that the emergence can occur with respect to the shape of the object or to its internal structure or topology. The composite representation supports the search for alternative solutions in both domains. It has been implemented as a design tool including the editor of graph grammars, the generator of composition graphs, the library of primitives and the visualisation module.
KeywordsConceptual Solution Graph Grammar Creative Design Realization Scheme Composite Representation
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