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This week from Archive & Collection: AI as a tool for good or evil, how ChatGPT kicked off an AI arms race, AI technologies for designers, and product design inspiration.
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👋 Announcements — Design in the Age of AI w/ I.N.
We hope that everyone’s having a decent end of February! Spring break is fast approaching, along with the end of semester/graduation/finding a job/adulting…. shhhhhh. Hang in there!
We are happy to announce that CMU XHacks is coming March 24th - 26th with the theme of design in the age of AI! In anticipation of
an AI apocalypse the increasing impact of AI on all of our lives, our next few issues will be diving into all things Artificial Intelligence! 🤖️
Also, our next “Prof Chat” event is this Friday Feb 24th 12PM with Professor Ken Holstein! RSVP through this form and, if you want to know more about Professor Holstein, check out our previous interview with him!
CMU-AMA’s regional conference is coming up this weekend (2/24-2/26)! There will be marketing and design opportunities, influencer speaker panels, friendly competition, and FREE ROOTS CATERING FOR THOSE WHO RSVP through this link!
🌍 Real World — AI. is a Tool, for Good or Evil.
AI is an incredibly powerful tool and whether we like it or not, it’s here. Media (and all of us) can be quick to harp on the amazing benefits of AI, but we can’t forget that, like all tools, the impacts of AI will depend on the intentions of those who use it.
🔑 When building or designing with AI, it’s our responsibility to preemptively ensure that our designs can’t be used in a malicious way.
🌾 Opinion — How ChatGPT Kicked Off an AI Arms Race
Recently, it feels like you can’t walk down a hallway or scroll through Twitter without seeing ChatGPT mentioned at least twice. I’ll boldly assume that you know what ChatGPT is (if you don’t know, go ask ChatGPT what it is)… but do you know how it was created?
Some fun facts…
🌅 ChatGPT was technically built in 13 days.
💫 Two months after its debut, ChatGPT has more than 30 million users & gets roughly 5 million visits a day.
⚡ It allegedly costs millions of dollars a week and has frequent outages as it runs out of processing power.
In this article, Kevin Roose touches on the creation of ChatGPT, the history of OpenAI, and some open debates on the ethical ramifications of such AI.
❓ To Think On.. What are the secondary impacts of tools like ChatGPT? Who are the people that don’t directly use ChatGPT but face the ramifications of others using it?
If AI is gradually becoming capable of complex human tasks like writing & creating art, where will that put you?
🍀 Industry — AI Technologies for Designers
For designers and designers-to-be, the onset of AI technologies can feel foreboding…. what if AI takes my job? But AI is not some all encompassing superbrain - it has its strengths & weaknesses, just like humans.
Rather than fearing AI, designers can & should learn how to harness AI to augment their own skills. Here are 10 AI technologies you can use to create better design & creative work!
🔥 Attention Insight: predictive heatmaps that analyze your design’s usability
🖌️ Uizard: turn hand-drawn wireframes into editable mockups & prototypes
💬 ChatGPT: human-like text for any scenario
🌐 Durable: generate website with images & copy in seconds
🧑🏽💻 Fronty: convert designs into HTML & CSS
Graphics, Photos, Videos
🎨 Kroma: personalized color palettes
📽️ Runway: suite of AI-powered video editing tools
🧊 Luma AI: turns photos & videos into 3D views & models of any object
🪅 Astria: digital art from your own images & videos
🐓 Remove.bg: cleanly remove background of any image
🎯 Resource — 19 Sites for Product Design Inspiration
👻 Portfolios, Case Studies
Bestfolios: UI/UX designer portfolios, resumes, case studies, etc
Cofolios: all things internship (portfolios, case studies, opportunities…)
🖥️ Web Design
Awwwards: winning sites selected for originaly, functionality, user experience and aesthetics
Landing Love: animation websites
Landingfolio: best landing page designs
DesignMunk: more landing/homepage designs
Saasframe.io: design & copywriting SaaS examples
UXUIMonster: more web design inspo.
CollectUI: daily UI inspo
Scrnshts: visually appealing & effective app store designs
Mobbin: hundreds of iOS apps
TheAppFuel: app design patterns, user flows and trends
iOSIconGallery: app icon inspo
Screenlane: easy to filter app inspo
UXArchive: mobile UX trends & flows
💈 Design Systems, Style Guides, Trends
Design Systems Repo: curated list of designs systems, style guides & pattern libraries
Nicelydone.club: web design patterns
Fontsinuse: typography examples
ReallyGoodEmails: best email designs & a look into product & customer email cycles
🎆 Fun — Random Cool Things!
Replace your ex (or anyone/anything else) with red flags, snakes, and more!
Who’s behind the scenes?
Thanks for reading this week’s Interaction Nerds by CMU UXA! The editors behind this work are Alana Wu and Rebecca Jiang.
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