Can AI Replace UI/UX Designers? A Look at How AI is Inspiring Design

March 20, 2023 by Samson

We uploaded a video on YouTube a few months ago exploring whether or not AI will replace UI/UX designers. In it, we issued a prompt to those watching to create a landing page using AI and see what it produced. While the results were initially disappointing, it was due to mistakes in the prompt. When the correct prompts were issued, the AI-generated layouts that were produced were actually quite impressive.

In this blog post, we'll dive deeper into how AI is inspiring design and walk you through creating an AI-inspired landing page for a fictional donut business. First, let's take a look at what others have been able to create using mid-journey AI.

AI Design Examples

Before we dive into creating our own AI-inspired design, let's take a look at what other designers have created using mid-journey AI. Watch the video at the top to see some examples.

Here’s another example:

Pretty cool, right? While these layouts can't be used right off the bat, they're certainly starting points from which you can potentially gather layout ideas, color schemes, and more.

Creating an AI-Inspired Landing Page

Now that we've seen what mid-journey AI can do, let's create an AI-inspired landing page for a fictional donut service. We'll start by issuing the following prompt: "Simplistic landing page for a donut website design, UI/UX, etc." And the result was this:

The AI generated a layout that wasn't too bad, but we wanted to make some modifications to make it more suitable for production. Specifically, we wanted to get some assets of donuts that we liked and incorporate those into the design.

We issued a new prompt to get the assets we needed, and then used those to create a layout that was inspired by the mid-journey AI layout we liked. Watch the time-lapse footage of us working with the new donut asset to create our design on the video at the top.

As you can see, AI is an excellent tool that one can use for inspiration, much in the same way one might use Dribble or Behance.

Closing Thoughts

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