Closing Comments

This section discussed the ideas of interaction and visualisation as separate concepts and attempted a categorisation of each. In the following section a number of examples of illustrating how these concepts have been applied to Engineering Design problems are presented.

Following this, we present details of a unique approach which combines interaction and visu­alisation, the Interactive Visualisation and Clustering GA (IVCGA) developed by Packham et al (Packam, 2003; Packham and Denham, 2003; Packham et al., 2004; Rafiq et al., 2004)