Do you have a workflow that is efficient and works perfectly for you? Then congratulations! If you don't have such a good workflow or are curious about new methods new methods, give generative tools a chance and find out if this design method design method works for you. The tools don't bite and you have nothing to lose.
The very first thing you need is a design context for which you want to you want to generate impulses for. This could be a poster, a flyer, a website or the birthday card birthday card for your pet. Now you choose the right tool with which to generate you generate variants and save all those that fit your context or simply inspire you. context or simply inspire you. When you have saved enough promising variants, you sort out your collection until only the best ideas are left. best ideas are left. These ideas are your basis for further design design conception and now make the best of it!
The tools follow a written set of rules consisting of the functions and commands of the designer-friendly p5.js library. p5.js offers designers like you and me an easy approach to creative programming because the learning curve goes up quickly. With just a few lines of code, you can create small design tools that quickly implement many variations of your vision.
If you want to learn how to use P5.JS, there are several ways to different ways to acquire the knowledge. Try out the medium whit which you can learn best.
The free video series by Daniel Shiffman explains to you in a cheerful and understandable way how p5.js works.
The book by Benedikt Groß, Hartmut Bohnacker, Julia Laub and Claudius Lazzeroni uses images, texts and ready-made examples on a website to show you how to programme your own tools.
On the p5.js website you will find an overview with written explanations of the various commands and functions, and you can also look at ready-made examples.p5js.org
This website and the generative tools were designed and programmed by B. A. Communication Design student Maya Schormann. The website and the tools are part of her Bachelor's thesis Generative Communication Design, which she wrote at HSBI in Design Department in the winter semester of 2022.
NEES: Vgl. Georg Nees: Formel, Farbe, Form: Computerästhetik für Medien und Design, Berlin 1995, S. 177-178.