A future of design work with AI

Like a almost everyone I work with I’m thinking a lot about how all this new fangled AI stuff will change my work. Matthew offers the most level-headed metaphor I’ve found so far:

Just as fly-by-wire systems have made pilots more efficient (not redundant), AI and automation will make designers more effective.

Imagine a design-by-wire system. The job of the designer is to indicate what they want the desired outcome to be. Like a pilot pushing the throttle to make the airplane accelerate, a designer could assemble a wireframe or configure a screen to enable a user to accomplish a task.

This is a refreshing break from the other hot takes that flip between unconditional praise and a terrifying dystopia.

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