This semester was a busy one, as I'm always looking for ways to be more effective in my work.
In this post, I want to talk about the role that artificial intelligence can play in our design process. Specifically, I want to introduce you to chatGPT – a large language model trained by OpenAI that can assist with a variety of tasks and provide personalized recommendations.
After being fresh off a barrage of AI art, I was pretty excited to hear about ChatGPT at a dinner party the other week because it seemed to support an area in the creative process that I don’t have much practice in and that’s writing.
Some of the challenges that busy designers face in our work is overcoming creative blocks, lack of motivation, and organizing our thoughts and ideas.
Here are just some ways that ChatGPT can help and what you could plug in to help you with.
1. Research and gathering information on relevant topics for your project.
“Give me a list of YouTube video titles for a Notion-certified consultant to promote her business”
2. Outlining your projects and tasks
“What are the steps to complete a youtube video?”
3. Starting a Task
“Which companies are in [x] market?”
4. Clarify thoughts and ideas by proofreading work.
Add your string of text and ask it to rewrite it for you.
5. Writing Emails
"Write a sample email to deliver a project to a client”
It's important to note that chatGPT is NOT a replacement for human creativity and decision-making. While it can provide valuable support to get started, it's still up to us to apply our own creative thinking and problem-solving skills to our work.
For example, “sketch ideas for a new logo” wasn’t very helpful in my requests and most of the answers I received needed some editing. But because I had something to edit vs a blank slate to start, it made it easier to move forward
In conclusion, chatGPT can be a useful tool for improving productivity for designers. It can assist with research, organization, and project management, but it's important to remember that it can't replace YOU.
I hope this was helpful for you and gives you some ideas on how you can incorporate artificial intelligence into your design process.