A quick glance at the startup news reveals a flood of startups using generative AI to transform the digital landscape.
But already successful teams are using this technology to expand their product repertoire, attract customers, and gain a competitive edge.
One example is the Lithuanian e-design business. Planner 5DThe company provides home improvement and design enthusiasts with easy-to-use, cross-platform design tools.
We developed an easy-to-use e-design platform that allows anyone to create floor plans and interior designs in minutes, learn the basics of interior design, and connect with a community of interior design enthusiasts for inspiration.
AI, VR, and AR technologies underpin this platform, and Planner 5D recently launched Design Generator. A design tool based on the Stable Diffusion model developed by our own algorithm.
I asked the company’s CEO, Andrey Ustyugov, for more information.
From high-tech to high-tech
Unlike the generative AI startup upstart, Planner 5D didn’t need the latest technology to build its audience.
The company has 9 million users and has created over 200 million designs to renovate homes, change interior designs, and choose new furniture and decorations.
Design Generator uses real-world images to create mockups for your interior design projects. Users upload photos, select a space type, and the app immediately offers various design options for each uploaded image.
and is attracting attention.This product was also mentioned by NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang keynote address At the recent GTC conference.
Ustyugov sees generative AI as part of a series of tool developments that began with mobile phones.
“When mobile markets like rural South America and India moved from low-tech to more powerful devices, the ability to render 3D graphics on-the-fly on handheld devices was created. It was a breakthrough.”
He sees standalone generative AI as a powerful auxiliary tool to kick-start the creative process, but not to generate interior design. That’s where Planner 5D’s Design Generator comes in.
Put home remodelers and interior designers on the same page
Tools like Design Generator bridge the gap between professional interior designers and home improvement enthusiasts.
“Customers may like the design, but they are not sure if the space will be livable. This includes the placement of doors and windows. You don’t hit a light switch, house design usually doesn’t. Describe those kinds of fundamentals.”
Additionally, the user retains digitized plans and measurements, as well as a digital footprint of the space.
For example, keep your kitchen design configuration to help with future renovations or share it with future buyers (or tenants in countries like Germany where you need to buy and install your own kitchen). You can
Furniture designers use the Planner 5D tool to build furniture with the correct dimensions to fit a specific space.
Ustyugov sees a future where tools like Design Generator will recommend more sustainable materials and recommend energy-efficient configurations. For example, window placement and daylight recommendations that can comply with local regulations and institutional rules.
“By leveraging digital tools and resources, e-design can help reduce waste and carbon footprint while promoting responsible consumption, repurposing and reusing existing materials and buildings. Helpful.
For example, e-design facilitates the visualization and planning of home renovation and interior design projects, enables more sustainable use of resources, and reduces the need for face-to-face consultations and site visits.
In addition, e-design allows you to bring together a wide range of professionals such as architects, designers, builders and engineers to collaborate on your project. This can lead to more holistic and sustainable design solutions that consider factors such as energy efficiency, indoor air quality and water conservation.
Developing next-generation designers
Ustyugov is also eyeing the next generation of interior designers. Planner 5D offers online design courses that include design battles for students to compete against each other while developing their skills.
More than 200 schools around the world now use 5D planning, but he points out that it’s not always the most obvious method.
“They teach kids how to calculate area in math class, and they learn it in actual planning. They use it when they learn to create perspective in art and in STEM classes.”
The Design Generator is free for new Planner 5D iOS users during the trial period, and existing users can access it through a subscription. Desktop and Android versions coming soon.