Recap: Leveraging AI for Design and Research Efficiency

27 May 2024 11:02 AM | Anonymous

Archana Shah and Cindy McCracken facilitated discussion of AI for design and research at Lexis Nexus on May 10, 2024. What follows are Cindy's meeting notes. 


Based on the provided notes, here are the summarized themes from the discussions: 

Successful Uses of AI for UX 

AI has been successfully used to organize documents, enhance productivity, and conduct competitive analysis. Examples include Firefly AI for meeting summaries and Google Bard for enhancing user experience. AI's role in job hunting and itinerary planning also showcases its practical applications in everyday tasks. 

Failures in Attempting to Use AI for UX 

Failures noted include issues with AI-generated bias, hallucinations in content generation, and the inability of AI to cite correctly. Challenges also arise from AI's unpredictability and lack of transparency, leading to trust issues among users. 

Key Things to Keep in Mind While Designing the UX of an AI-Based Product 

The importance of trust calibration, maintaining user privacy, and ensuring data protection are emphasized. Designers are advised to consider the legality of content and integrate AI in a way that enhances rather than complicates the user experience. 

Ethics of Using AI 

Ethical concerns include the pace of development outstripping the establishment of general regulations, copyright and trademark issues, and the ethical implications of AI-generated content, especially when adapted to artists. The potential for AI to reinforce existing biases is also a significant concern. 

Future of UX in AI 

The future discussions revolve around AI complementing rather than replacing human roles, with a focus on maintaining the human element in UX design. The necessity for ongoing education and adaptation to new tools is highlighted, with a call for UX professionals to embrace changes and utilize AI as a supportive tool rather than a replacement. 

These themes reflect a broad spectrum of insights, from practical applications and successes to ethical considerations and future prospects for AI in the UX field. 


Various AI tools like ChatGPT, Bard, and tools for itinerary planning such as are mentioned. Specific tools for tasks like organizing documents, meeting summaries, and boosting productivity are also highlighted. 

  1. ChatGPT - Used for various tasks including content generation and interaction enhancements. 

  2. Bard (Google Bard) - Utilized for querying and generating responses based on a large dataset. 

  3. Firefly AI - Noted for meeting summaries, helping to condense and recap discussions. 

  4. Figjam - A tool used for collaborative design and brainstorming sessions. 

  5. - Mentioned for its use in generating content and providing citations. 

  6. Goblin Tools - Tools for productivity, possibly involving task management, great for focus. 

  7. - Specific for itinerary planning, demonstrating AI’s utility in travel and scheduling. 

  8. UX Buddy - A design tool integrated within wireframing practices to enhance user interface development. 

These tools are applied across different stages of UX design and management, from initial brainstorming and design to content management and summarization, highlighting the diverse applications of AI in enhancing user experience processes. 

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