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id 2005_671
authors Kilian, Axel
year 2005
title Design Innovation through Constraint Modeling
source Digital Design: The Quest for New Paradigms [23nd eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-3-2] Lisbon (Portugal) 21-24 September 2005, pp. 671-678
summary This paper describes how constraint modeling can support design innovation. Furthermore, it lays out how constraints are employed in the construction and exploration of a model’s design space. The paper places this approach within the larger context of design exploration using computational and conceptual representations of design. Four general constraint types are identified and examples from several workshops and design studios are presented for each of the constraint types. The examples range from product design to structural design to fabrication issues in architecture. Based on a review of the literature the most common constraints are of geometric, topologic, functional, and quantitative type. Based on the case studies the paper describes how the different types of constraints can be used as design drivers and help in the exploration of solution space. In conclusion the paper identifies the addition of bi-directional properties to constraint modeling as the next challenge in improving the application of constraint modeling in design exploration. Furthermore, the paper demonstrates the necessity to develop better constraint models for cross domain design.
keywords Design Exploration, Constraint Modeling, Parametric Modeling
series eCAADe
email akilian@MIT.EDU
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