For as long as I've been a designer, I've been obsessed with using technology to create new workflows that extend my creative abilities.
Four or five years ago I was doing a lot of work with optimization using Genetic Algorithms, and I found the existing tools out there to be really lacking. They were either overly simplified or way too technical and got in the way of my design workflows. I started building Discover to address some of these issues and support the kind of workflows I wanted to use in my own design work. A few years later, and after several semesters of testing with my Generative Design students at Columbia, Discover is now available for public use.
I started Colidescope to develop Discover and other computational design tools. I started this learning channel to raise money so that I can develop these tools without charging for them (and keeping them open-source). 100% of the subscription fees generated from this site go toward further development of Discover and new tools we are cooking up soon.
Thanks very much for your support, and keep optimizing! 📈💕
- Danil Nagy