Design with Artificial Intelligence based Processes 1

Zeynep Aksöz
Architecture, Architecture
2020W, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03383


This course covers the application of artificial intelligence in the design process. The use of AI in the creative industry is an emerging field, where the use cases are investigated but not widely documented yet. Though these algorithms bring a new approach to design creativity where the interaction between humans and computer result in the emergence of novel design variations. However, such a new methodology requires a precise understanding of technology and the calibration of the design methods for the developing applications of AI.

This course aims to train the students on the topics of artificial intelligence, providing them with a theoretical and practical framework to on this new technology, and the impact of it in the field of design. The students will be familiarized with different algorithmic strategies and corresponding parametrization models.

Due to COVID 19, the course will be held partly online. Tutorial videos will be shared with the students as a preparation for the in-person meetings. In video tutorials, the tools will be investigated whereas in the meetings the student projects will be discussed focusing on the applied methods.

In this course, students will be working in groups of 3-5. At the end of the semester, all groups are asked to present their work as well as write a 3000-5000 word scientific paper, that is documenting their semester work.





This course is an advanced computational design course, therefore it is required that the students have intermediate to advanced skills in Rhino/Grasshopper.

Furthermore, it is a benefit that the students have completed either one of the below-mentioned courses before taking this course:

Analog Algorithmic Aesthetics

Techniques and Tools for Computational Modeling

There is a reading list to prepare for the course you can find it here:


08 October 2020, 09:00–12:00 Online Course
15 October 2020, 09:00–12:00 , "Online"
22 October 2020, 09:00–12:00 , "Online"
29 October 2020, 09:00–12:00 , "Online"
05 November 2020, 10:00–13:00 , "Online"
12 November 2020, 10:00–13:00 , "Online"
19 November 2020, 10:00–13:00 , "Online"
10 December 2020, 10:00–13:00 , "Online"
28 January 2021, 10:00–11:00, "Final Presentation" (examination)

Course Enrolment

From 14 September 2020, 09:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Architecture (Master): Supplementary Subjects

Individual courses: possible