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AI – Friend, Foe or both?

As we all know, artificial intelligence (AI) is throwing crazy curveballs at the good ol’ world of user experience (UX) design.

It’s like, “Whoa, slow down with this strange magic!” But seriously, AI is turning things upside down and giving traditional design methods a run for their money. Let’s break it down.

First off, AI is like the ultimate Sherlock Holmes for designers. Instead of relying on classic user tests and feedback, AI dives deep into data – tons of it! Machine learning crunches numbers, spots trends, and hands designers golden nuggets of user insights. It’s like having a crystal ball to predict user behaviour, making designs way more personal and user-friendly. Talk about a game-changer!

But hold on, there’s more!

AI is flipping the script on how designers whip up content. Thanks to its magic (okay, maybe it’s science… or not), designers can use Natural Language Processing and computer vision to cook up content and design elements without breaking a sweat. It’s not just making things look pretty; it’s creating dynamic, personalised content that dances to the beat of users’ preferences. It’s a whole vibe.

Now, here’s the thing – it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. Mixing AI with UX design is like trying to teach a robot to do the viral Candy Dance. Ethical questions pop up, like, “Hey, is this AI thing being fair and square?” Designers need to keep it real, ensuring AI decisions are transparent, accurate, in the best interest of the user and don’t accidentally play favourites. We’ve got to avoid those sneaky biases too – it’s like giving AI a moral compass. Tough job, but these days, we have to be up for it.

In the end, this AI and UX design tag team might just be the duo we never knew we needed. It’s like Batman and Robin, but in the digital design realm. As designers we’re looking at creating a future where tech isn’t just smart; it’s also got a heart… (and no, it’s not secretly plotting to steal your tacos while kidnapping your cat… now the CAT on the other hand…)

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