Categorisation of designs according to preference values for shape rules

Sungwoo Lim, Miquel Prats, Scott Chase, Steve Garner, John S. Gero (Editor), Ashok K. Goel (Editor), AHRC (Funder), EPSRC (Funder)

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Shape grammars have been used to explore design spaces through design generation according to sets of shape rules with a recursive process. Although design space exploration is a persistent issue in computational design research, there have been few studies regarding the provision of more preferable and refined outcomes to designers. This paper presents an approach for the categorisation of design outcomes from shape grammar systems to support individual preferences via two customised viewpoints: (i) absolute preference values of shape rules and (ii) relative preference values of shape rules with shape rule classification levels with illustrative examples.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign Computing and Cognition '08
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Third International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition
EditorsJohn S. Gero, Ashok K. Goel
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages20
VolumePart 1
ISBN (Print)1402087276
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008
EventThird International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition DCC08 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 23 Jun 200825 Jun 2008


ConferenceThird International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition DCC08
Abbreviated titleDCC08
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • shape design
  • shape grammars
  • design space exploration
  • computational design
  • shape rules

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