88990 Generative Design Principles6cp; 1hpw (lecture), 2hpw (studio)
Requisite(s): 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90788 120cp Core Subjects (Product Design) BDesign OR 36 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM91425 108cp Core Subjects (Product Design)
This subject focuses on the development of the student's understanding of generative design. Students follow a design methodology that includes concept generation through CAD workflows, design refinement through iteration and digital fabrication using advanced manufacturing processes. Lectures on context, structure, form/pattern in nature, process optimisation for 3D printing, topology modification, and generative design software tools provide the student with an appreciation for how to incorporate generative design methods into their fleet of design skills.
Students learn to produce digital files for production in order to produce an object prototype. Subsequently, these artefacts are produced by engagement with a 3D printing bureau service. Furthermore, students are introduced to the additive manufacturing environment via a site visit to a 3D printing bureau.
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