We have made significant strides in the evolution of design. It is crucial for us to recognize that disruptive technologies have always been the catalyst for change, shaping the way we design and communicate. In an era before the printing press, people painstakingly wrote books by hand. Similarly, the emergence of mobile phones, computers, and the internet has changed everything.
Embracing these changes and adapting to newer technologies is essential for staying relevant in the field of design. There are designers who use Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop to create website UI. It feels like a different era since the introduction of more recent software such as Figma, and Adobe XD. However, the core principle remains the same: staying pertinent requires adaptability as the times change.
While there’s an ongoing discussion about AI potentially replacing design jobs, my personal perspective is that we should not fear it but rather leverage it to our advantage since AI is an execution tool. AI is poised to simplify our lives. When you consider the broader picture, your value as a designer in the upcoming years will be determined by your ability to synthesize innovative ideas to solve problems. Let me elaborate on how, as designers, we must strengthen our problem-solving muscles.
How the layered approach works:
Tools like Midjourney are designed for image-specific tasks, enabling the creation of visually appealing images. Chat GPT on the other hand is a text-based AI model, although now with the incorporation of DALL-E inside Chat GPT, it gives image outputs too.
I want you to imagine for a second, what if you used Chat GPT to create nuanced prompts for Midjourney.