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“If you are a building a really good design tool, the tool is not important. The designer’s idea is more important,”  said Wang Lei. “We want them to forget about the tool and focus on designing something.”

Wang sits on a chair in a busy exhibition hall. He nurses an iPad with both hands. A 3D model of the interior of a house fills its screen. “We are focussed on interior design,” he tells TechNode. “It is a big project in the concept of the building. It’s the last step, but it’s also really important.”

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.