A conceptual piece exploring the effect of digital automation on design judgment. Free from industry standard design tools, this work analyses what it might be like for artificial intelligence to judge design. The visual pieces were created by an algorithm I wrote in collaboration with Jonny Thaw using Processing.
If artificial intelligence was going to judge design, it would do it in the only way it knows how — through objective calculations. Although AI will probably never be able to calculate the reasons why designers say ‘I like it’ when they encounter visual design, it is worth considering what might happen if it tried.These visuals have been created by an algorithm that searches for vibrant colour in design, colour being an element of visual design which provokes a reaction from designers. The images that have been fed into the algorithm are prominent works designed by established designers.