What happens when computers become designers?


Mike Vergalla

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2017/12/22 13:07:54

How Generative Design will Empower the Future Creatives of the World

As we use low-cost, distributed sensors to connect this world, our ability to generate insights and solutions for highly complex problems escapes our capacity to do it alone.

We will continue to build larger, interactive, responsive structures with millions of constraints and variables that balance human needs with design, engineering, and business requirements (think: space stations, factories, sustainable cities, weather etc.) How, then, can we build a scalable, efficient system, capable of handling large amounts of data, while reducing the time complexity involved in coming up with a solution, or solution spaces?

The answer lies in the new field of “generative design”.

This emerging design methodology leverages the convergence of digital design tools with low-cost distributed computation. Today it’s possible to auto-generate design models and build complex structures with efficient integration and higher level of granularity in increasingly short periods. This has a direct impact on the not only the final product but the team building and iterating through the design process.

Join Michael Vergalla as he explores the future of generative design, where computers will collaborate with humans to build intricate models, and how we’re close to a future where intelligent systems could soon acquire the creative abilities to build sophisticated design models.

In this webcast, you will:

  • Explore real-life implementations of generative design, and get a view into the latest tools that are currently used for creative computational modeling
  • Capture insights on how to utilize computational collaboration, and work alongside an intelligent, creative digital team-mate
  • Discover long-term implications of trends in generative design
  • Analyze the future risks, opportunities, and challenges in generative design.

About Michael Vergalla

Innovation Consultant

Michael Vergalla is an innovation consultant for new space startups and runs Free Flight Research Lab (FFRL), which aims to leverage space technology to improve weather forecasting, flight safety, and resource preservation. Previously, he was Project Manager at Moon Express, where he led thermal, propulsion and mechanical engineering teams to design, develop and execute advanced projects with multiple technology partners. He holds both bachelors and masters degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology and has written a thesis focused on the development of a testing campaign involving parabolic flight and sounding experiments, and test sessions with MIT’s SPHERES onboard the International Space Station.

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