We used advanced text-to-image generation techniques to create designs for "Hmmbee," a concept brand of ceramic jugs and plates inspired by the appearance of the bee hummingbird. The goal of this project was to assess the capabilities of generative AI models in producing novel and appealing visual designs for Hmmbee products that are visually appealing.
First, we generated concepts for ceramic water jugs. Here, the analogical similarity between the beak of the bird and the spout of the jugs makes the designs naturally appealing.
Our prompts yielded a vast array of designs, which effectively demonstrated the potential of utilizing text-to-image models during the initial stages of developing new products, particularly for consumer products where a distinct visual aesthetic is a crucial aspect of its appeal. Next, we looked at plates that draw inspiration from the birds.
The collage below showcases a selection of the various Hmmbee plate concepts that we generated through this method.
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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