What goes into a Generative Design Process?
As previously discussed, a generative design approach allows for a more integrated workflow between human and computer.
In Generative Design, this workflow involves the following stages: generate, analyze, rank, evolve, explore, and integrate.
The design options are created or generated by the system, using algorithms and parameters specified by the designer.
The designs generated in the previous step are now measured or analyzed based on how well they achieve goals defined by the designer.
The design options are ordered or ranked based on the results of the analysis.
The process ranks the design options to figure out in which direction they should be further developed or evolved.
The designer compares and explores the generated designs, inspecting both the geometry and evaluation results.
The designer chooses a favorite design option and integrates it into the wider project or design work.