In the longer-term future, AI may be able to create more complex machines, like automated cars or planes. After all, if a machine can create designs, what will stop it from eventually outperforming human designers, right? Fair question. But it’s not going to happen overnight. It’s unlikely that AI will replace design jobs entirely in the immediate future.
AI is a fantastic tool or reference for designers, but it will never replace them. Design is about solving problems and finding creative solutions. AI is good at finding patterns, but it doesn’t have the creativity or empathy to understand the human experience. Designers need to be able to understand people’s needs and wants.
Designers are critical in creating meaningful products and experiences that shape our world. This is because designers think empathetically and holistically about how people interact with technology. They consider how people think, feel, and behave when using products. In other words, designers understand that technology is not just about function but also form.
Upon experimenting with numerous AI tools such as DallE, which are currently meant to support designers, we’ve found that they lack the understanding of manufacturability and practicality required to make a product a success.
The challenge is adding human emotion to the computer code to create something meaningful and innovative instead of something that looks computer-generated.
Ultimately, AI cannot evolve without human input, which is why we will always be a step ahead.