Web-based generative design tool
The Grid App is a web-based, generative design tool, allowing fast prototyping of grid-based compositions. Designers and novices alike can upload vector-based image files—then seamlessly move, scale, crop, rotate and color uploaded art as they choose. The app allows for grid units to be adjusted individually or together simultaneously, using the app’s local and global modes. A key feature of the app is its randomized functions—allowing the user to transform all variables simultaneously, generating beautiful and unexpected results.
FAY developed the Grid App to interface with a vast range of external inputs and outputs. The possibilities are (almost) endless. For example, a user might sync the app with a music source, where the music’s pitch can be used to control different parameters within the app. Or a user might use the scent of different objects to control visual compositions—there are many possibilities… Real-time visuals can also be interfaced with displays such as an LED matrix, or used as an input source in conjunction with other tech. To date, the Grid App has been used to generate client visuals, translate sound into image, VJ events in real time and produce artworks with input from different sensor technologies.
Grid App is part of our ongoing LAB initiative, where FAY experiments and conducts R&D with new emerging technologies with the hopes of advancing and bettering the ways in we communicate in the future.
Grid App is not currently available to the public. To commission similar, or other bespoke generative tools and software, please submit a new business inquiry via the information provided on our contact page.
Grid App in use in ‘global’ mode, from uploading imagery to iterating on its layout
‘Local’ mode allows for the editing of individual grid units
A simple, number-based exploration illustrates the app’s compositional potential
Chi Hao Chang