Parametric modeling

    Parametric modeling is a key practice at DCG as an approach towards the development of interactive algorithmic design. It stands as the central core for the production of design outputs through digital models and eventually by producing physical outputs through digital fabrication. Parametric modeling is therefore the main tool for the exploration of new fields of design in the fields of architecture, product and industrial design. It is also seen as an approach to design that is able to process not only shape parameters but also other kinds of data that along with the shape parameters inform the design influencing formal results or further decisions towards final solutions. Considering the latter approach, parametric modeling is also seen as the supporting structure for design optimization problems where design results may be improved via automated search mechanisms or evaluation procedures.