The emerging artificial intelligence has changed the face of the business process. The idea of computers and artificial intelligence has troubled many; there are others who use it to benefit their business. Although no killer bots are lurking in the world yet, there is an equal set of fears that haunt the minds of many: losing our jobs to artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence has had many successes in developing tools and machines that have helped in aiding people in the fields of medicine, business, and engineering. There is no doubt that theses success are all based on the ability to analyze the knowledge in solving such complex problems.
It has enabled professionals to create such programs which help the experts in such fields in their daily work which holds great importance in the world. When AI has set its significance in these industries then designing is no exception.
AI and the designing industry
With each technological advancement, the job of the designers changes with it. From Gutenberg to the first typesetting to the arrival of Adobe and Apple’s Macintosh software, to the most recent development that is the internet- there has been some drastic changes in what it means to be a designer.
One of the most frequently asked questions is that whether artificial intelligence will augment and enhance the designing industry or automate the designing processes and thus eventually our jobs.
As far as the job of a designer is concerned, they are still on the safer side. However, there are many online platforms nowadays where anyone can design a logo free of the cost that used to be a costly part of a designers job. A designers job doesn’t only include the technical skills, but they also need social skill to understand what the client needs.
A designer needs to go through a detailed process of work to get the results. This comprehensive process of a designers work can be automated by various sites like grid for multiple devices. The grid is a website builder that supports artificial intelligence in creating web design and doesn’t require the input from a designer.
As time is going by, there are several prospects of designing software that designers are considering as a part of their designing process. Consider this: you don’t have to do anything manually as searching and drawing or editing on the software. For example, Autodesk, a software company has launched project dream catcher. What is a project dream catcher you may ask? Well, it is a software that does not require the input of a designer, it can give you the expected result by using an algorithm.
The user just has to enter the necessary specifications, like the material type, functional requirements, manufacturing methods, and cost of the process. The dreamcatchers system runs the database and develops options according to the specifications you provided. This system enables the designers t design many complex designs like the bones of extinct mammals, partitions of planes, chassis of cars, etc.
Everyone will be a designer
Designing can e defined by two words: creativity and social intelligence. The designing skill set requires empathy, creative problem solving, negotiation and persuasion. Imagine this, a classroom where an instructor is trained to think creatively to better the learning process or a hospital manager qualified in rethinking the inpatient experience to optimize efficiency to better the overall health outcome.
We are already seeing this process emerge from the tiniest part that anyone can imagine. These people are embracing the changing world and including the creative intelligence training and human-centered designs in their curricula.
Designers and AI side by side
It is no doubt that AI has automated many business processes, but when it comes to designing, there are better chances of it to augment it rather than automating the process. AI is more about speed and optimization. Designer working with AI can create a design in less time with more efficiency as compared to those working without it.
With the help of AI, a designer can easily judge and make adjustments based on data. Other than that, they can escape the tedious day to day work process like product localizing and creating the same graphics in multiple languages. All that a designer has to do is check the graphics, approve or reject the design, and if necessary manually adjust them saving a massive amount of time.
Living in a world where AR, VR, and MR are in demand, need a great deal of designing to make a 3D VR world. With the help of AI, designers can create a virtual world much faster and quicker.
The designers who worry for their jobs need not fear because AI is not going to replace them, at least not in a short span of time. Instead of being a threat t is just going to augment the industry and provide the designers with a series of great opportunities.
Jessica Ervin is a professional graphic designer who works with Design Iconic, which provides free online logo maker services. She has been in the graphic designing industry for a long time and has vast experience in the field. Her experience has given her an insight of designing along with a diligent technical skill.