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Ethics & AI: why fear and complacency are not options
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
“I ask you, where is the open letter signed by the likes of Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and other wealthy White men, demanding that gun manufacturers cease producing military-grade weapons and urging the government to enact stricter rules and regulations? Where is the petition signed by 10k plus people demanding a moratorium on systemic racism, xenophobia, and hate? There will likely never be one.”
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ChatGPT cannot do user research →
Producing inaccurate information about people, places, or facts.
Staying human-centric →
Is AI driving us away from designing human-centric experiences?
Why do we follow trends? →
Gesamtkunstwerk in UX design and why we are driven by trends.
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“There’s lots of ways to be, as a person. And some people express their deep appreciation in different ways. But one of the ways that I believe people express their appreciation to the rest of humanity is to make something wonderful and put it out there.
And you never meet the people. You never shake their hands. You never hear their story or tell yours. But somehow, in the act of making something with a great deal of care and love, something’s transmitted there. And it’s a way of expressing to the rest of our species our deep appreciation. So we need to be true to who we are and remember what’s really important to us.”
Make me think
The strange and bewildering trend that’s eating LinkedIn →
“I’m not sure where the hell it came from. But, recently on LinkedIn, I’ve noticed this phenomenon where entrepreneurs, growth-hackers, and digital marketers are posting poorly-written self-help-like ‘prose’ littered with clichés and vague blanketed statements.”
The age of average →
“We have been travelling to different countries, engaging in dull negotiations with representatives of polling companies, raising money for further polls, receiving more or less the same results, and painting more or less the same blue landscapes. Looking for freedom, we found slavery.”
You don’t need permission to create →
“Many people feel hindered by this belief. It’s not real, spoken permission from a boss, teacher, colleague, friend. It’s an implied, instinctive feeling that creativity isn’t a normal thing to do. Where does this come from?”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
Visualizing colorblindness →
A look at the world through a different lens.
Advanced Figma components →
Tips & tricks: little gems we love.
Building design principles →
Formulating your product design North Star.
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