CDP: Multiple Perspectives on Computational Graphic Design
Embracing code in the design process encourages designers to consider time and interaction in creative ways as they construct algorithmic and parametric relationships between data and form. In this way, designers can perceive forms as variations generated out of algorithms When building computational systems, designers craft a flexible visual language that dynamically changes with a person’s input or complex data, morphing one set of forms into another, and constantly making them evolve over time. Beyond a static visual representation, the process of creating this autonomous, permutable, and improvisible visual language emphasizes the impact that time and interaction can have upon visual patterns. Through responses from multiple contributors working adjacent to computational graphic design, this CDP discussion shares their comprehension, excitement, and apprehension about computational design.