Today, I discovered an interesting website called EndlessForms. This website takes a completely different approach towards design and iterating trough different forms of a design. The website uses some sort of Darwinian algorithm to let you be “in charge” of the natural selection of your form.
You start with picking a basic form. Next, you will get a screen with all possible evolutions of your form. In this screen you can decide which forms are interesting enough to stay, and which will have to leave. Doing this long enough, and picking enough different shapes in this process will actually give you some really interesting forms!
When finished, it is possible to export your models to 3D files, to continue editing in other 3D software. You can also choose to 3D print your forms, so your design process actually becomes physical!3D modelling