Combining evolutionary algorithms and shape grammars to generate branded product design

Mei Choo Ang, Hau Hing Chau, Alison McKay, Alan De Pennington

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Abstract

Shape grammars have been used to generate new branded product design shapes in accordance with designer preferences in a number of product domains. In parallel, evolutionary algorithms have been established as random search techniques to evolve and optimize designs to meet specific requirements. The research reported in this paper investigated the use of a combined approach, bringing together the shape synthesis capability from shape grammars and the evolution and optimization capability from evolutionary algorithms, to support the generation and evaluation of new product shapes. A system architecture for the integration of shape grammars with evolutionary algorithms is presented. Prototype software based on this architecture is described and demonstrated using a Coca-Cola bottle grammar as a case study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign Computing and Cognition '06
Pages521-539
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, DCC'06 - Eindhoven
Duration: 10 Jul 200612 Jul 2006

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, DCC'06
CityEindhoven
Period10/7/0612/7/06

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Product design
Evolutionary algorithms
Bottles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications

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Ang, M. C., Chau, H. H., McKay, A., & De Pennington, A. (2006). Combining evolutionary algorithms and shape grammars to generate branded product design. In Design Computing and Cognition '06 (pp. 521-539)

Combining evolutionary algorithms and shape grammars to generate branded product design. / Ang, Mei Choo; Chau, Hau Hing; McKay, Alison; De Pennington, Alan.

Design Computing and Cognition '06. 2006. p. 521-539.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ang, MC, Chau, HH, McKay, A & De Pennington, A 2006, Combining evolutionary algorithms and shape grammars to generate branded product design. in Design Computing and Cognition '06. pp. 521-539, 2nd International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, DCC'06, Eindhoven, 10/7/06.
Ang MC, Chau HH, McKay A, De Pennington A. Combining evolutionary algorithms and shape grammars to generate branded product design. In Design Computing and Cognition '06. 2006. p. 521-539
Ang, Mei Choo ; Chau, Hau Hing ; McKay, Alison ; De Pennington, Alan. / Combining evolutionary algorithms and shape grammars to generate branded product design. Design Computing and Cognition '06. 2006. pp. 521-539
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