What Does A Designer Need To Know To Create An Amazing UX For AI?
What started off as a list of links and a first coding project, has evolved into an ongoing research project.
Artificial intelligence is the topic of all the latest news, and has the potential to touch every element of technology. I had recently completed a full-time UX study, but none of the coursework addressed the specific challenges when designing for AI technology. I wanted to create a resource that could help address this.
Create A Resource For UX Designers
This is an on-going research project built to provide resources, reliable content, places to connect with others in this space and general AI design news.
I entered a one day hack-a-thon and found myself without a team, so decided this was a perfect chance to start my first coding project. I had nothing more than a list of links, so did some quick wireframes to layout what I had so far.
Google's Material Design was a great place to choose a color palette. A quick search for icons that represented AI, UX and design thinking helped focus the initial branding.
Sometimes fast is best. I had a Google font, a logo and basic layout in under an hour. I then chose a name and ordered a domain.
It was pretty exciting to have my first coding project hosted, but I quickly realized I didn't know where to find new content.
Needing a place to get started, I reached out to 40 lead designers who are currently working with AI. My introduction included the project overview and I simply asked if they had time to chat about the idea.
General topics of conversation:
Talking to Real People
The response to my request has been amazing! There are several designers who completed a survey, and many more that I've been able to have actual conversations with. Their insight has opened new avenues of exploration, and wonderful insight into reliable sources of content.
As I continue to gain insight on the right content, the next step in research will be to talk to those new to AI who would be coming to the site to learn.
Right now, the project is simply about adding the right content, and keeping it focused. As it develops, the strategy will shift, based on research and users.
A one page scrolling site was a great starting point, but is becoming too simple to hold the amount of content that is being added. (A good problem to have!) As with the research, the development of the site will evolve as more input is gained.
This is such a fun project to work on! I'm learning so much, and connecting with amazing community members. There is much more planned:
If you'd like to have a conversation or contribute to this project, I'd love to hear from you! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.