Humans have been designing things since the dawn of time. Whether it’s an arrowhead or a skyscraper, we’ve always been capable of coming up with clever ways to make things work better and look cooler. Designing is one of the most influential aspects of human existence. It can change how people think about something, or it can just enhance it. The best designs communicate so well that they often go unnoticed by their users. However, there are certain designs that stand out because of their originality, innovation and usefulness for the end user. AI will continue to impact design by making us more efficient, more cost-effective and more creative than before. To understand how AI will impact design in the future, let’s look at three areas where artificial intelligence is already making an impact.
AI Will Improve Design Through Collaboration
The advent of machine learning and neural networks has created an extraordinary opportunity for designers to use AI to collaborate with their teams. This can take the form of generating designs, or even better, adjusting existing designs to align with the needs of the team. For example, a designer is working on an app icon for a healthcare provider. The designer can use AI to generate a new icon, and maybe upload it to a design community like 99Designs. The designer then gives the design to someone on the development team so they can adjust it to fit the app exactly how they want it to look. Other forms of collaboration are possible, too. For example, a designer in a manufacturing company needs to know about any issues with the design being worked on by the engineers. They can use AI to have the machine-learning system flag this information and send it to the designer. In this way, designers can find problems before they get too far into the process.
AI Will Make More Sensitive Designs
Earlier this year, a study found that if you want to design a product that users will want to wear, you need to take probiotic bacteria into account. Designers can use AI to make more sensitive products. For example, a company might want to design a new medical device that detects the presence of biomarkers in the user’s body. To design this device, the company must consider the many factors that influence how the device works, including the shape of the device and how it’s put on the body. For example, a medical device might need to be worn on the chest, and a person’s body may have a number of different types of skin. If the designers use AI to predict these factors, the device will have a better chance of working for the end user.
AI Will Revolutionize The Way We Create New Designs
Some design trends take hold and become popular for years. However, some trends, like 3D-printed products or furniture made of wood, are difficult to predict. Artificial intelligence, though, can’t only be used for designing new products. Instead, AI can be used to revolutionize the way designers create new designs. For example, a designer wants to create a new logo for a company. To start off, they might use AI to find a logo that works well. The AI can look at thousands of logo designs and suggest one to the designer. Next, the designer might use AI to find inspiration for the design itself. For example, they can ask the AI to find images that feature the logo and then use AI to find the best designs. Then, the designer can use AI to create a new design, which they can then test with real customers.
AI Will Help Humans Outshine The Machines
Artificial intelligence is great for helping humans create better designs, but it’s not going to replace designers. Instead, it’s going to help designers be more efficient and effective. For example, a designer wants to create a new design for a product, like an app icon. However, the designer is blocked, so they can’t move on to the next step. AI can help break up this block by suggesting other tasks that the designer can complete to move forward. This doesn’t mean that designers are only human anymore. AI can help humans shine. For example, designers can use AI to find a design that they like but need some adjustments to work with. AI can then help the designer adjust the design and complete the work faster.
The human-AI collaboration is going to create amazing new designs and allow designers to be more efficient in the process. It’s an exciting time for design because of the advancements made by artificial intelligence. This will allow designers to be more creative and innovative. It’s important that designers are prepared for the changes AI will bring to the design industry.