Expertise Material and Technology
Dessau Department of Design
Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
Parametric design is a process based on algorithmic thinking that enables the expression of parameters and rules that, together, define, encode and clarify the relationship between design intent and design response. A parametric model is thus based on a set of dynamic relations, which continuously inform and influence each other. The result is no longer a clearly defined form, but rather a flexible connection of parameters of the geometrical shape and numerical variables of these parameters for the description of the desired variant. A cuboid for example can be defined by the variables length, width and height, a cylinder by radius and height.
In this one week Expertise course at the Dessau Department of Design we explored the possibilities of parametric design for the creation of jewelry. Students used the software Rhino 6 by McNeel and its integrated parametric modeling plugin Grasshopper. The goal was the design of a variety of parametrically created objects.