Lynne is currently finishing a PhD with the design department of the Open University, UK. Titled 'Making rules, making tools: can shape grammar support creative making?’ Her research focuses on computational making, in particular how designer-makers use analogue and digital tools to generate creative outcomes, exploring the role of shape grammar to model and support these activities.



MacLachlan, L., Earl, C., Eckert, C., 2012. Creativity in craft led design: the Tools are the rules. In DS 73-1 Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Creativity Volume 1. Available at: [Accessed June 23, 2015].


MacLachlan, L., 2014. The Creative Craft of Generative Design, In: All Makers Now Conference Proceedings 2014, Falmouth, UK. Available at: [Accessed December 3, 2016]


MacLachlan, L and Jowers, I, 2014. Formalising flexible multi-material surfaces as weighted shapes. In: SA '14 SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Creative Shape Modeling and Design, 3 Dec 2014, Shenzhen, China, ACM.


MacLachlan, L. & Jowers, I., 2016. Exploration of multi-material surfaces as weighted shapes. Graphical Models, 83, pp.28–36.