A National Pattern Generation Method Based on Cultural Design Genetic Derivation

  • Lisha MaEmail author
  • Yu Wu
  • Xiaofang YuanEmail author
  • Wuzhen Zhu
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1028)


It is a great challenge to digitally generate emotionally satisfying patterns with national style characteristics to meet diversified consumer demands for national patterns. As the core of national culture’s gestation, growth and development, cultural genes can realize cultural inheritance and maintain national identity. From the view of design, the basic feature elements of cultural genes are extracted by original national pattern deconstruction and semantically summarized to form specific cultural design genes suitable for the rapid design of national pattern. Further, the topology principle and Computer-Aided design is introduced to simultaneously generate pattern shapes using Self-Crossing and Cross-Crossing transformation by shape grammar. Then, the pattern elements are arranged according to the initial ethnic pattern composition rules to generate new series of ethnic patterns. Finally, Chinese Tibetan pattern is patterned as an example to demonstrate that this research can creates patterns faster and in line with the user’s intent.


National pattern Cultural design gene Pattern deconstruction Shape grammar Computer-Aided design 



Thanks to University for its technical support for this research, and also for the references provided by scholars. You are welcome to discuss this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Art and DesignWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanChina

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