“A revolutionary chatbot technology that uses natural language processing and machine learning to create engaging and intelligent conversations with users. Developed by OpenAI, ChatGPT is designed to provide users with personalized and interactive experiences that feel like chatting with a real person.”


As a technology enthusiast, I am constantly on the lookout for new and innovative tools that can make my life easier and more efficient. And when it comes to answering complex questions, I have found that ChatGPT is a game-changer.

This revolutionary tool uses advanced natural language processing and machine learning algorithms to provide accurate and detailed answers to even the most complex questions. Whether you’re a student trying to ace your exams, a professional looking to gain a competitive edge, or simply someone who loves to learn and explore new ideas, ChatGPT is an invaluable resource.

One of the things that sets ChatGPT apart from other question-answering tools is its ability to understand and interpret context. It can quickly and accurately identify the key concepts and themes within a question, and then provide detailed and comprehensive answers that are tailored to your specific needs.

Whether you’re looking for information on a particular topic, trying to solve a difficult problem, or simply want to learn more about a particular subject, ChatGPT is there to help. Its intuitive interface makes it easy to use, and you can ask it questions in natural language, just as you would a human expert.

In addition to its impressive ability to answer complex questions, ChatGPT also has a wealth of knowledge at its disposal. It can provide information on a wide range of topics, from science and technology to history and culture. This means that you can use ChatGPT as a comprehensive reference tool, no matter what your interests or needs may be.

Overall, I am incredibly impressed with ChatGPT and its ability to answer complex questions. Its advanced technology and extensive knowledge base make it a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn more, solve problems, and stay on top of the latest developments in their field. I highly recommend giving it a try!

The previous text was completely generated by Chat GPT, after my input: “Can you write an enthusiastic blog post on ChatGPT ability to answer complex questions?”

To test its capabilities in a field in which I have some expertise, I asked
“Can you write a list of best practices in consumer product concept development?”, the answer has been: 

  1. Identify the target market and their needs and preferences.
  2. Conduct market research to understand the competitive landscape and identify potential gaps in the market.
  3. Develop a unique value proposition for the product.
  4. Create a detailed product concept and specifications.
  5. Test the product concept with a focus group or other market research methods to gather feedback.
  6. Develop a detailed product development plan with timelines and budgets.
  7. Collaborate with design and engineering teams to create prototypes and test for functionality and user experience.
  8. Continuously gather feedback and make adjustments to the product concept as needed.
  9. Develop a comprehensive marketing and sales plan to launch and promote the product.
  10. Monitor market trends and customer feedback to ensure the product continues to meet customer needs and remain competitive.


It didn’t go into much detail, but consider you can expand a topic and ask a new question, and the bot will go deeper in the rabbit hole apparently without limits!

It feels like googling without having to click on each link while sorting a ton of noise to get the information you are looking for. This could be connected to larger data sets, to find information without effort. Now we need to ask the right questions.

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CAD-inspired style and Subdivision modelling

Look at the sofas that came up from the application of PU foam in the 60’s, it was almost as if the PU foam was asking to be modeled in this shape.
Look at the styles that came up from architects that were exploiting concrete to its limit: they came up with Brutalism.
Look at the peculiar style that emerged from blacksmiths in the 1800s. They had a limited number of operations to model metal rods, and that operations forged the style.

Look at the tools which are used now and you will have a spectrum of styles.

So, if there is a limited dialogue between the mesh based tools and CAD used to manufacture physical goods, you will have more expressions influenced by CAD.

Now we can manufacture potentially any shape with the available manufacturing technology, and a lot of shapes are still lofts and cut extrudes. This could be remembered as the golden age of CAD in Industrial design, producing many great products with this peculiar style guided by parametric functions.

Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster entirely made in Blender by Nahid Mustafazade on Artstation

Polygonal modeling is the most widespread and versatile 3D modeling technique. The expressive potential and usability of this technique should be a must have for industrial designers. But we are far from using its full potential.

Meshes can describe any 3D shape, with a level of precision that depends on the number of polygons. Game assets are optimized to save computing resources. Based on Subdivision surfaces, while working on a few polygons, they describe complex and polished surfaces.
In this conceptually simple way, artists can create complex and amazing shapes, in an easy way. So why aren’t we seeing it everywhere on the industrial design 3d modeling pipeline?

The standard in industrial design is modeling with Parametric surfaces, which I call NURBS. It’s the surface-generating “language” on which Rhinoceros 3D is based, ideal for modeling automotive-style, aerodynamic shapes.
The precision and control you get with parametric surfaces are much higher, but I think that large organisations continue to use the same software that their employees already master (it is a legacy system) and resist change.

The problem

The shapes that come up quite easily with subdivision surfaces require much more effort to be made with paramedic surfaces. It’s not a lack of imagination, will or ability from designers. It’s as if the program decides what you can and cannot do, while outside the industrial design world, professionals continue to produce great models and renders at a impressive rate, thanks to software like Zbrush, Maya, Blender, Max, with the tools and user interface which are 20 years head start.

While prominent design firms keep using cut extrudes and lofts, with good looking rounded edges, game design is experiencing the equivalent of the renaissance in terms of style and new ideas.

How is it possible that the complexity of the shapes in products is so basic? Is it just because everyone follows Dieter Rams teachings? Why everything seems copied from Apple products? I’m saying that it’s not just fashion, it’s lack of tools.

T-splines tried to bridge this gap by offering a plugin for Rhino, recently integrated in Autodesk Fusion360, while Creo Parametric offers freestyle, a great way to import and edit a lo-poly mesh into a parametric software.
Until now, these programs had a limited number of functions, and it seems hard to catch up with the mesh modeling interface.

The picture above shows the underlying mesh of a simple shape, with Semi-Sharp Creases on the edges

I think industrial designers should integrate organic modeling features alongside the classic parametric tool. Not just to “explore” new shapes, as advertised by some software houses, even though that is a great step forward.

Subdivision surfaces and the advanced modeling interface you see in Zbrush and Blender should be merged seamlessly into the industrial design workflow, because the advantage to create gorgeous shapes is great, and most of all, it shouldn’t be painful.

Working for the toy industry in the last 4 years I sculpted meshes on Zbrush and imported the obj on my favorite parametric softwares. Could Rhino 7 solve the problem? It seems to deliver quite well, so far.

Leather bag modeled with Rhino 7 sub-d feature

Industrial design in Cataluña

I was wondering about the latest IF design awards, when I applied the filter by location, on the companies database.
So I happened to see that the majority of the winners are located in the surroundings of Barcelona, with a few exceptions near Valencia. As I live in Barcelona, and hoping to settle here, I was amazed! It reminds the Milan area in the north of Italy, where I started.

The style – if to be catalogued with two words – is super synthetic, like in the early 2000’s, but with a purpose, it’s not just style.

It’s refreshing to see new designs and ideas. I’m looking forward to see the developments that this industrious region has to offer.

Meat processing machines by Metalquimia – IF design 2021
Knossos table, designed by Isaac Piñeiro – Mobenia – IF design 2021