The Hybrid Bricolage - Bridging Parametric Design with Craft through Algorithmic Modularity


Credits: Tamara Anna Efrat, Moran Mizrahi, Amit Zoran. Photograph by Daniel Shechter.

The digital design space, unlimited by its virtual freedom, differs from traditional craft, which is bounded by a fixed set of given materials. We study how to introduce parametric design tools to craftspersons. Our hypothesis is that the arrangement of parametric design in modular representation, in the form of a catalog, can assist makers unfamiliar with this practice. We evaluate this assumption in the realm of bag design, through a Honeycomb Smocking Pattern Catalog and custom Computer-Aided Smocking (CAS) design software.


Efrat, Tamara Anna, Moran Mizrahi and Amit Zoran. 2016. "The Hybrid Bricolage - Bridging Parametric Design with Craft          

through Algorithmic Modularity.” The 34th international conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '16). ACM,

New York, NY, USA.  PDF

Smocking Pattern Catalog JPG

Amit S Zoran

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