Dr. Somlak Wannarumon Kielarova - Naresuan University, Thailand
Dr. Somlak Wannarumon Kielarova is an assistant faculty professor, researcher and lecturer of engineering at Naresuan University in Phitsanulok, Thailand. She is the director of the iD3 (Industrial Design, Decision and Development) research center at the university and a founder of ARYSS in 2018, a jewelry brand based on the theme “when technology meets craft.” Her work centers on developing computer-based design systems with AI techniques, and she applies her expertise in jewelry design to support CAD designers. Somlak earned her Ph.D. in design and manufacturing engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology and a Certificate of Master in jewellery engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. In 2016 her team earned the Thailand Young Designer Award for the topic of Jewelry Design with the Colorful Thai Gemstones for the Spirit of ASEAN using CAD software. One of her research projects was named outstanding in 2018 by the Research Program for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises, Thailand Research Fund. This is Somlak’s first presentation at the Santa Fe Symposium®.
Make Your Jewelry Design “Pop” with Generative Design
In the product design process, designers deal with multiple criteria, which are both qualitative and quantitative. This paper proposes an idea for developing a computer-aided jewelry design system for automatically generating 3D models to be used in supporting designers for exploring design ideas/concepts and as a digital source of inspiration. The proposed system was developed based on interactive genetic algorithm (IGA) integrated with multi-objective genetic algorithm (MOGA). IGA is used in initializing and handling qualitative objectives such as designer/customer satisfaction and/or aesthetic considerations. MOGA is used for shape optimization by optimizing multiple quantitative objectives such as shape parameters in parametric design. Jewelry items were modeled by parametric modeling using Rhinoceros® software and Grasshopper® plug-in. The system prototype was developed in Grasshopper with the help of Octopus plug-in for multi-objective optimization. Finally, the system was developed in the form of a plug-in to be used in CAD. Case studies of jewelry design will be covered in the paper.