With all the advances in technology, specifically one that has busted down the walls of almost every corporation as if they were the Kool-Aid man, is Generative AI, continued learning is vital to your growth as a product designer. As I delve deeper into learning about this technology, I’m filled with excitement for the future of design. Notice I say excitement, and not dread, like what you might find in the media. This is because I believe Generative AI will only enhance the skills that product designers bring to the table and actually allow us to be able to produce better and fast than we would be able to now, given all the which ways we are pulled.
“The prospect of leveraging AI to augment the creative process is a game-changer. It’s not about replacing us as designers; it’s about amplifying our abilities to conceive and produce innovative solutions that were previously beyond reach — especially when our backs are against the walls with multiple timelines & asks.”
When I first started in my career, Sketch was the product design tool industry standard, and now its hard to find a design team that isn’t on Figma — rightfully so, in my opinion. You have to constantly be able to adapt and be willing to learn new skills, technologies, etc. One of my biggest fears and even today is the feeling of becoming obsolete. Whatever your ‘why’ is for continued learning, find it and use that to keep the fire going to stay knowledgeable about the field you work within.