Artificial intelligence (AI) used to be a concept for science fiction. It has become so widely integrated into basic technology that it seems it will eventually take human jobs. While that may sound alarming, there's actually a lot of opportunities here, especially for web designers. Artificial intelligence has taken on a role quite like J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Iron Man movies -- as an assistant. With the help of AI, web designers can achieve layouts and include tech that isn't only beautiful, but functional as well.
In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining immense popularity. This technology has been growing at a rapid rate. The first constraints that AI faced in computational needs have long been removed. In fact, the progress of the AI technology forces us to ask a crucial question: Will AI replace human beings in the future?
Years ago, we had doctors - just doctors. They practiced every kind of medicine, had small offices, and even made house calls. We called them general practitioners. As the field of medicine grew and research and knowledge expanded, doctors began to specialize. Now we go to one doctor for ear, nose and throat issues; we go to another for skin issues; we go to others for issues with any of our major internal organs.
The skills required of a modern designer are empathy, creative problem-solving, critical thought, persuasion and technical competence. As we travel from the analogue world ever deeper into a digital universe, designers are needing to embrace coding, data analysis, voice technology and beyond to create interactions and experiences that were inconceivable a decade ago. As designers learn and adapt, machines also increase in capability. Companies such as Autodesk, the global architectural software company, use AI-based algorithms with data to rapidly design functional parts for things consumer's trust, like airplanes and cars. The shapes are often organic-looking, high-performing and weight-/energy-reducing.
Ever since I started learning about UI/UX/IxD and all those tech buzzwords, I came across a lot of blogs, articles and pictures that illustrates about the difference between UI Design and UX Design. As a fresh new student in this field, I was initially more passionate about UX Design because it looked as if it was more relative to psychology (which I got a Bachelor's degree in) and less about what was known as GUI (or UI). I thought UI Design would be far, far from me since I didn't learn anything about any of those in college. So, I focused more on learning about UX rather than UI and to be honest, I thought UX was more cooler and important than UI. Moreover, it was common to see people around me, raising up their voices about the importance of UX in every little things and how UI can sometimes be less important.