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Tigoes: AI Product Ideation for Tiger Inspired Shoes

Tigoes: Tiger Inspired Shoes

By Tojin T. Eapen

For this project, we used AI tools including chatGPT and Stable Diffusion to design a line of concept shoes called "Tigoes," which were inspired by the appearance and characteristics of tigers. Our aim was to investigate the potential of AI in the process of generating product ideas.

Royal Bengal Tiger (Image Source: Charles James Sharp)

To begin, we utilized chatGPT to generate descriptions of product concepts. These descriptions were then used as prompts for the text-to-image converter, which created visual representations of the Tigoes based on the provided descriptions. This allowed us to systematically generate a wide range of Tigoes concepts for analysis and evaluation.

Tigoes: AI Product Ideation for Tiger Inspired Shoes

The prompt we provided for the creation of Tigoes was as follows: "Create a realistic image of a tiger-inspired shoe that combines the visual features of a tiger stripe pattern on the upper part of the shoe, a tiger face design on the tongue, gold accents on the heel and eyelets, and a plush inner lining, with the functional features of a sole with a pattern that mimics the pads on a tiger's paw, a lacing system inspired by the muscles in a tiger's hind legs, a padded collar and tongue inspired by the thick fur on a tiger's neck, a padded insole inspired by the cushioning pads on a tiger's paw, and mesh paneling inspired by the spaces between a tiger's fur." 

This prompt was used to generate the below designs for tiger-inspired shoes using Midjourney.

Tigoes: AI Product Ideation for Tiger Inspired Shoes

This prompt was intended to guide the AI in generating concepts that were both realistic and imaginative, incorporating both the visual and functional features of tigers. However, most product concepts generated were regular shoes with tiger stripe patterns. Few designs featured novel functional elements, including those supplied in the prompt.

Top Design #30: Tigoes Hunter

Top Design #29: Tigoes Satrap

Top Design #28: Tigoes Dancer

Top Design #27: Tigoes Seal

Top Design #26: Tigoes Mask

Top Design #25: Tigoes Singular

Top Design #24: Tigoes Slipshod

Top Design #23: Tigoes Luxair

Top Design #22: Tigoes Splendour

Top Design #21: Tigoes Strapper

Top Design #20: Tigoes Wavelength

Top Design #19: Tigoes Goldenheel

Top Design #18: Tigoes Goldshine

Top Design #17: Tigoes Stardust

Top Design #16: Tigoes Grandeur

Top Design #15: Tigoes Tridental

Top Design #14: Tigoes Paradox

Top Design #13: Tigoes Hiding

Top Design #12: Tigoes Sharpshoot

Top Design #11: Tigoes Goldent

Top Design #10: Tigoes Blending

Top Design #9: Tigoes Escapement

Top Design #8: Tigoes Jumpshot

Top Design #7: Tigoes Grandiose

Top Design #6: Tigoes Assymetrix

Top Design #5: Tigoes Soundbite

Top Design #4: Tigoes Revelation

Top Design #3: Tigoes Sprint

Top Design #2: Tigoes Halcyon

Top Design #1: Tigoes Knight

This post is part of a series of articles on the use of generative AI for bioinspired product ideation. The use of AI for product concept generation allows for the quick creation of many potentially novel designs, which could then be evaluated and refined to select the most promising concepts to move to the next stage of the product development process.

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