Working with Code is no longer just an insider tip, it’s becoming a new form of culture technology. New and fascinating imagery arises in an interplay between complex information, graphical layout and the possibilities of programming. In addition, the possibilities of generative design fundamentally change the importance of the creator: the user – educated in design and already familiar with programmed digital tools – becomes the problem-grasping creator of his own digital tools. This illustrates not only incredible chances for visual output, but also the importance of the designer towards the customer and society.
The book »Generative Gestaltung« offers an insight into the world of generative design. A richly illustrated collection of example projects by current designers and artists shows the range of possibilities and at the same time offers stimulating inspirations. In an extensive didactic section, the reader gets the chance to recieve a feeling for generative design by experimenting with explained example projects. The book is expanded by the website www.generative-gestaltung.de
which contains all source codes from the book downloadable and continually updated. The website also serves as a communcation platform for the readers: The gallery isn’t just used for results to be presented but also allows presentations and discussions of developments and problems via comments.
»In my opinion, Generative Gestaltung is by far the most exciting book that uses Processing published to date. The book is an extraordinary achievement…«
2010-08-24, Casey Reas
, co-founder of processing
Generative design has been considered an insider tip at media arts festivals and conferences for several years. New and fascinating visual worlds evolve in an interplay between complex information, graphic layout and the possibilities of programming. In addition, the possibilities of generative design fundamentally change the importance of the creator: The user – educated in design and already familiar with programmed digital tools – becomes the problem-grasping creator of his own digital toolbox. Therein are not only incredible chances for the visual output, but also the importance of the designer towards the customer and society! Hartmut Bohnacker, Benedikt Groß, Julia Laub and Claudius Lazzeroni offer you a solid base on which you are able to build your entire generative design future!
In the 2010/230 issue of the design magazine “form“
, a five pages long article titled “Generating Graphics” appeared in which the new design discipline – generative design –
and especially our homonymous book was presented in detail.form no.230download article
In the issue 01.2010 of the magazine page two processing turorials were published. They were taken out of our book
»Generative Gestaltung«: chapter P.3.2
(Schriftkontur) and chapter M.5