Date of Submission

Spring 2016

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Computer Science

Project Advisor 1

Robert McGrail

Abstract/Artist's Statement

The goal of this project was to determine the efficacy and practicality of “optimizing” the design of a webpage through the application of an interactive genetic algorithm. Software was created to display a “population” of mutable designs, collect user feedback as a measure of fitness, and apply genetic operations in an ongoing evolutionary process. By tracking the prevalence of design parameters over multiple generations and evaluating their associated “fitness” values, it was possible to judge the overall performance of the algorithm when applied to this unique problem space.

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