Excellent article on Generative Design in AEC with an associated companion class from Autodesk University 2019 by Dieter Vermeulen Technical Specialist AEC Autodesk.
“In the AEC industry, we're challenged to consider many design options, to find the fittest solution in the shortest time, and to be leaders in economic and sustainable designs. In this article, you’ll discover how to generate better design outcomes using computational and generative design techniques. You’ll get an overview of how ‘traditional" design improves with design automation, computational modeling, and generative design methods with Dynamo and Refinery. All of this will be explained using architectural, urban planning, and structural examples.”
“Generative design is about providing practitioners with the ability to quickly explore, optimize, and make informed decisions to complex design problems.”
Associated AU 2019 Class From Design Automation to Generative Design in AEC