Generatively designing a post-COVID world

This post contains a “call to action” for the community and presents an opportunity for people to start using Generative Design in the context of a global pandemic. Please do read (or skip) through to the end!

I’ve been really encouraged by the energy people have focused on helping others since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just inside Autodesk there have been a number of COVID-19-related projects proposed and started, and all four of our Technology Centers are cranking out personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. A special shout-out should go to our former Maker-in-Chief, Carl Bass, who is at the forefront of making and donating PPE in the Bay Area (their crowdfunding has nearly reached their goal of $60K and has been complemented by donations of baseball caps by the SF Giants and the Golden State Warriors). But all this is just the tip of the iceberg: lots of companies and individuals are working to improve the lives of people being impacted…

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