Tag: UI

Deploying Automation

CATIA provides two methods to deploy automation written in EKL to end users; enabling organizations to streamline tools for maximum impact. Let’s take this EKl action as an example: Assign Color Based On Attribute Example I previously posted on how to assign different colors to physical products. Today I’ll show a variant of that post. […]

Designer Vs Automation

What is design? I view design as a problem solving activity; where the intent is to reverse the effects of the problem. Further, I think of creativity in problem solving as an overall character evaluated by two parameters: utilization of resources (quantitative/ordinal), and beauty (qualitative/nominal). The first is maximized by meeting the required goal(s) while […]

Interactive Computation, Examples

I outlined earlier, here and here, the approach that I feel is most suitable for addressing complex design problems that are neither well-defined nor ill-defined. In this post, I’ll briefly describe two examples that represent the idea more concretely. I must note that when these examples were developed, the idea of "interactive computation" was not […]

Interactive Computation, Further Notes

In my post on Interactive Computation I argued for building automation bots, explorers. The goal is to strike a balance between interactivity and integrating user feedback on one side; and automation using a set of instruction on the other. The argument is based on looking at design as a problem solving activity. In this post, […]

Interactive Computation

I was introduced to computational design at the S.M.Arch.S program in 2005. It was the time when Rhino’s grasshopper was “Explicit History”, and Robert Aish used to visit design schools to give Generative Components workshops. Having had the opportunity to learn from so many practitioners and researchers, mostly from AlFaris, Stiny, Eastman, Woodbury, some aspects […]