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Generative Construction Toy

When you were a kid, and you played with your LEGOS, did you ever wish you could design your own pieces?

This is what students in Professor Ian Gonsher's ENGN120 Strategies in Creative Process: Design Topics class did this semester as they allowed the forms to evolve through an iterative process of design and play, asking themselves, "what if our toys could generate value?" 

There are different strategies for playing with construction toys. Sometimes these toys come with instructions, or a picture on the front of the box clearly defining the goal. But more often than not, the pieces are dumped on the floor and the form emerges as a response to an evolving process of play.

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