Understanding new technologies, trendy or promising, can help UX Designers navigate an ever-changing landscape and hopefully prevent pitfalls.
Watching the YouTube designers promote A.I. as the next best thing for our industry has been fun. They give the generator a prompt for a highly visual design, and then recreate it, which they actually call “content.” But it is nothing more than dribbble eye-candy without a lot of substance.
Being a user experience designer is about so much more than channeling your inner James Cameron or Michael Bay. Designing experiences that are meaningful, goal-oriented, and grounded in human-centered best practices takes empathy. And that’s something our A.I. counterparts don’t have (yet).