I was part of the wave of early adopters of 3d printing and spent some time of thinking and prototyping repid prototyping and design methods that work well with 3d printing.
In 2014 I held a series of workshops and lectures about the topic in different places.
"Life on the planet has similar aims as we have when it comes to building
things with a 3d printer. A set of methods for 3d model creation have been worked out for the workshop '3D Printing Inspired by Life'.
In the workshop we see how we can use generative design processes to reduce material, cost and 3d printing time while maintaining stability. In addition we can save time in designing the 3D model. With the parametrization of geometry we can evolve endless variations of a thing and select the best result."