A Curious Design Agent: A Computational Model of Novelty-Seeking Behaviour in Design


This paper presents a “curious design agent”, i.e. an agent that uses the search for novel designs to guide its design actions. A computational model of curiosity based on a process called novelty detection is presented. The behaviour of the computational model is illustrated with a curious design agent searching the space of two-dimensional patterns generated by a simulated Spirograph is reported.

Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2001), Sydney, pages 345–350