AI Challenge for Product Design: David Mulholland

Recent studies have shown that the technological revolution driven by large language models, such as ChatGPT, is changing the landscape of the job market. As a result, many professions are at risk of being automated or supplemented by artificial intelligence, including product design.

However, this doesn’t mean that product designers should give up on their careers. On the contrary, we should take this opportunity to embrace new technologies and develop new skills that will help us stay relevant in the tech sector.

One way to do this is to focus on the human-centered aspects of product design, which are less likely to be automated. This means developing a deep understanding of user needs, behaviours, and motivations, and using that knowledge to create products that are not only functional and efficient but also engaging and enjoyable to use.

Another way to stay relevant is to become proficient in emerging technologies, such as machine learning and natural language processing. Product designers should consider learning to code using GPT and become technically proficient in systems, which can help them design better products that integrate these technologies seamlessly.

Furthermore, we must also develop strong communication and collaboration skills, as teamwork and effective communication will be essential in a world where humans and machines work together.

The rise of large language models and AI is a challenge for product designers, but it’s also an opportunity to innovate and create products that truly make a difference in people’s lives. Let’s embrace this challenge and work together to shape the future of product design.