UXA kicked off XHacks with an Opening Ceremony that revealed the theme, Design with AI, of the hackathon gave participants a chance to hear from keynote speaker, Professor John Zimmerman, in his talk about Design Innovation of AI Products and Services.
Key notes from our Keynote speaker 🤩
- 🤔 There is an innovation gap in which data science teams envision services that no one wants while design teams envision services that no one can build
- 💭 Designers often misunderstand the capabilities of AI and don’t connect what AI can do to how AI does what it does
- 💨 When working with AI, designers can benefit from thinking of AI as something that can work very fast, handle a large amount of data, and isn’t very smart
- 👀 There are opportunities to build value with AI if model performance does not need to be very high and can be paired with medium levels of intelligence
💡 Check out our comprehensive notes of the Opening Ceremony below to read more about Professor John Zimmerman’s talk as well as some the discussion these topics sparked! We hope everyone had a great XHacks experience!
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