ARTICLE SUMMARY: When it comes to design Artificial Intelligence is still pretty much a confusing issue on what it can and cannot do and how and when we should use it.

Designing solely for AI can lead to a detached and sterile user experiences that may lack that human connection and understanding which could end up being a barrier to meaningful interactions.

Don’t design for AI” by Johannes Schleith is a deep dive into how we should be solving problems instead of just handing them over to AI. He feels we should

  • Design for problems worth solving!
  • Design for Distributed Cognition!
  • Reframe Data Science Problems

Designers need to stick to design basics when trying to solve problems rather than jumping to solutions with AI. By focusing on the problem first it will allow us to explore alternative solutions, benchmark and evaluate them and pick the most suitable solution.

We need to be aware of the limitations of AI and not rely on it exclusively. Human oversight, creativity, and ethical considerations are essential components of any design process, especially when AI is involved.

While AI can offer powerful capabilities, it should always serve human needs and aspirations. Designers play a crucial role in ensuring that AI enriches, rather than detracts from, the human experience. By prioritizing empathy, understanding, and inclusivity, designers can create AI-driven products and services that truly resonate with users.

This is a very informative article and well worth reading.

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