Here's what I want to do: (add it to the list buddy...)
I want to create a repository for code related to design. Actual if-then-else type stuff that other interested folks can download and modify. The code would fall into several categories:
- Iteration/form finding
Algorithms that can iterate through a massive number of formal permutations which can be evaluated and fed back for further exploration.
Finding the optimal configuration based on specified criteria (accessibility, size, cost, etc.)
Finding new qualities of existing designs.
Tools to allow designers to fluidly cooperate in a design process.
- Tons more, I'm sure...
The idea here isn't that we create enough code and then the computer does all the design for us. It's more a matter of not reinventing the wheel all the time (as designers are wont to do,) but sharing the knowledge that's already been created and using that as a base to work from. This means faster progress and more interesting (and hopefully more useful) tools. It would be like a SourceForge for designers.
Posted on October 27, 2005 3:53 PM by westr015 Design