Saturday, December 28, 2013

Holiday Reading

Here is some of what I am up to as I unwind over the holidays:

Friday, December 20, 2013

MS_DT Virtual Engagement Seminar

The Fall semester is just about wrapped up and as I complete the grading for the MS_DT core seminar, I wanted to share the student blogs.  Embedded within these blogs are new takes on the evolving assignments and tutorials, there are some new tools and workbenches that have been explored, and a few very fresh digital design approaches.  Enjoy the work.

Ana     Chris     David     Emad     Han-Yuan
Punam     Mengqi     Pandush     Yi

Here is a link to the one page course description.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Using Random Rules to Generate Form

Here are images of a new project where random rules are used to size and orient a box with one open side.

A hybrid design powercopy is used in a part body. Each solid powercopy is located in a framework with one insertion point. A design table pulls random numbers from an excel file. Missing boxes are dropped out with another random rule that allows for some of the boxes to be made interactive (hidden).

Below are additional iterations from a different perspective. The framework is also quite flexible so that can be manipulated by user inputs.

Here is a link to a zip file with the catpart file, the design table excel file, and a txt file with the rule I used to randomize the orientation and size of the boxes.