Generative Design Research Methodology

Theoretical underpinnings of practice for systematic deduction and exploration in design


What is Generative Design [in architecture]? Where does Generative Design stand in the field of Computational Design? How does it differ from Parametric Design? What is the meaning of design methodology? What research methods are utilized in generative design? These are the questions that this talk answers. The Scientific Method is a meta-level term to describe research methods that can derive objectively verifiable and reproducible knowledge. This lecture discusses the aim, the theoretical underpinnings, and the practice, of the scientific method in systematic exploration/itemization and/or systematic deduction/derivation in [architectural] design given measurable functional or performance objectives and physical constraints.

Oct 21, 2021 —
TU Delft