1. Introduction

The previous section examined a number of ways in which the computer may be used as a digital design tool. It also discussed the role of computational power and its application through parametric and generative systems, algorithmic design and integration processes such as morphogenesis. Far from being a passive and inert tool, the computer is often an active and dynamic agent that not only enables the representation of creative ideas but may also generate them. The current section will build upon this knowledge, describing the range of methods for integrating creative ideas with fabrication processes at various stages of the design process, from concepts to full-scale prototypes. Furthermore, this section will reinforce the concept ...

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