From design methodology to evolutionary design: An interactive creation of marble-like textile patterns

Shufang Lu, Pik Yin Mok, Xiaogang Jin

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In this paper, by the integration of design methodology theories with evolutionary computation, a new design system is developed to evolve preferred designs on complex marbling patterns using interactive 'perceptual selection'. The system is formulated in a way to assist the productive-deductive-inductive design reasoning process of the users. Therefore, complex mathematical functions do not cognitively overload the designers, who are released for more critical tasks of aesthetic assessment and new design rules induction. With the implementation on a graphics-processing unit (GPU), real-time complex marbling patterns can be created by the system. The system encourages creativity in the design process and accelerates new design generation. In addition, the resulting patterns fulfil the textile industry requirements of repeat and can be output as vector images.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-135
Number of pages12
JournalEngineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Artificial evolution
  • Design methodology
  • Generative art design
  • Marbling textiles
  • Textile pattern design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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