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- UX Implications of ChatGPT and AI image generation on assistive technologies for virtual and augment
The advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have brought significant changes in the field of user experience (UX). One of the most interesting developments in AI is ChatGPT, a language model that can generate text that appears to be written by a human. Additionally, AI image generation technology has been making strides in creating realistic images, which can have significant implications for assistive technologies in virtual and augmented reality. Assistive technologies are designed to help people with disabilities to overcome barriers in accessing digital content. They include screen readers, voice assistants, and assistive devices for virtual and augmented reality. These technologies rely on natural language processing (NLP) and image recognition algorithms to interpret and convey digital content to the user. ChatGPT's ability to generate human-like responses can improve the naturalness of virtual assistants, enhancing the user's experience. In the context of assistive technologies, this can be especially important for individuals who are visually impaired or have difficulty reading. With ChatGPT, virtual assistants can provide more personalized and conversational responses, making the interaction feel more human and less robotic. Similarly, AI image generation technology can have significant implications for assistive technologies in virtual and augmented reality. These technologies rely on accurate and detailed visual representation to provide a realistic experience for the user. With AI image generation, the quality and realism of these visuals can be improved, enhancing the user's experience and making the technology more accessible. For example, a user with a visual impairment could use a virtual reality headset to explore a museum exhibit. With the help of AI image generation, the user could experience detailed and accurate visual representations of the artwork, enhancing their understanding and appreciation of the exhibit. Similarly, a user with a physical disability could use an augmented reality device to navigate a city, with AI image generation providing detailed and accurate visual representations of the surroundings. However, it is important to note that the use of AI in assistive technologies is not without its challenges. AI algorithms can be biased and may not accurately represent the diverse experiences of all users. Additionally, the use of AI in assistive technologies may raise privacy concerns, as the technology is collecting and processing sensitive information about the user. As UX designers, it is important to consider these implications when designing assistive technologies that incorporate AI. It is essential to ensure that the technology is designed to be inclusive and accessible to all users, taking into account different user needs and experiences. Additionally, it is important to consider privacy concerns and ensure that the technology is designed with user privacy in mind. In conclusion, the developments in AI, including ChatGPT and AI image generation, have significant implications for assistive technologies in virtual and augmented reality. As UX designers, it is our responsibility to consider the implications of these technologies on user experience and ensure that our designs are inclusive and accessible to all users. By doing so, we can help to create a more inclusive and accessible digital world for everyone.
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- Bob Waite | UX & UI Leader | Design Operations | UX Consultation
Let's Make Cool Stuff Together I'm Bob, a User Experience professional in Indianapolis who loves creating expressive and accessible digital products with the latest tech and best practices for inclusive design. See What I Do Let's Make Cool Stuff Together I'm Bob, a Senior UX & UI Designer for PaymentWorks, and User Experience professional in Indianapolis who loves creating expressive and accessible digital products with the latest tech and best practices for inclusive design. See What I Do My Specialties Strategic Thinking Working with users, product owners, stakeholders, and engineers to build successful long-term strategies & short-term tactics for design operations. Leadership & Collaboration As a design team leader, I specialize in communicating and collaborating with other designers, PMs, engineering, support, and operations to meet user experience goals and drive alignment and org buy-in. Prototyping Defining user requirements, researching, testing, and creating wireframes and high-fidelity prototypes. Gathering feedback to meet the user's needs and expectations before the development phase begins. Bob Waite Apr 27 2 min UX Implications of ChatGPT and AI image generation on assistive technologies for virtual and augment The advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have brought significant changes in the field of user experience (UX). One of the most... 6 views 0 comments Post not marked as liked See My Work Here are some successful SaaS, B2B, and academic user experience & user interface design projects that I've led: PaymentWorks Lead UX Designer Message me for a password Flourish Lead UX Designer Nestling Capstone Thesis Project TAP Herron School of Art + Design Emerging Tech Design Proof of Concept
- Flourish | Bob Waite | UX & UI Designer
Quotation mark User testing was conducted with people with intellectual disabilities, their loved ones, and care professionals Flourish CreateAbility Inc. Lead UX Designer Flourish is a planning app for people with intellectual disabilities and their loved ones. It enables users to create and manage plans from the cloud. The team conducted research and worked with experts to create a user-friendly app. User-centered iterative design and testing resulted in a usable and accessible app. Flourish has been well-received and has potential for positive impact. Cliff Notes Parting Thoughts Through extensive research, user testing, and iterative design, Flourish became an app that is both usable and useful. The app has been well-received by clients and users, and it has the potential to make a positive impact in the lives of those it serves. Contact Me Back to Projects The Flourish Story Flourish is a person-centered planning app that helps individuals with intellectual disabilities and their loved ones create a customized and comprehensive plan that supports their goals and aspirations. The app enables users to create, issue, and manage multiple plans from the cloud, and the supported person can keep the plan with them on their phone or tablet. To create a user-friendly app, the team conducted extensive secondary research into the process of person-centered planning and worked with top neuropsychologists to convert critical research findings into core user interactions and journeys. One insight from the research was to simplify the planning process to avoid frustration and confusion. Using a user-centered iterative design process, the team designed and tested multiple versions of the app. User testing was conducted with people with intellectual disabilities, their loved ones, and care professionals. The team used feedback to refine the app's design, and they identified the importance of accessibility and designed the app to be accessible to those who rely on assistive technology.
- TAP | Bob Waite | UX & UI Designer
Quotation mark Designing an augmented reality application required a deep understanding of unique concepts like comfort zones and best practices for distance-independent type and UI size. TAP Herron School of Art + Design Bob Waite & Haley Halstead TAP is a mixed reality glasses experience designed for educators and therapists to customize, automate, and gamify task analysis and video self-modeling. TAP generates flash cards with step-by-step prompts and graphics for completing tasks, and tracks task success through analytics. TAP creates video clips of the student's progress for task flashcards, and saves the data to the student's cloud profile. TAP is accessible to students and educators of varying skill levels, ages, vision, communication, and processing abilities or to those who speak English as a second language. TAP was designed through competitive analysis, ethnographic research, and user testing with consultation from special educators, speech pathologists, and occupational therapists. Cliff Notes Parting Thoughts TAP represents a groundbreaking solution that enhances the lives of children with cognitive disabilities and their educators and therapists, demonstrating the power of empathetic design with emerging technologies. Contact Me Back to Projects Summary Designing empathetic solutions with emerging technologies can help address the challenges faced by educators and therapists in teaching children with cognitive disabilities. TAP, an augmented reality tool, offers a gamified and customized experience for task analysis and video self-modeling that enhances the lives of children with autism and other cognitive disabilities. TAP enables educators and therapists to use mixed reality glasses and voice commands to add step-by-step prompts and flashcard graphics to a task list. The flashcards can be moved around in augmented reality space, and feedback is provided only when a step is completed correctly. As the child completes each task, video clips are created and organized for use in task flashcards, and task success is tracked on a dashboard with suggestions for improvement. TAP is designed to be inclusive and accessible for ESL and visually impaired students. This innovative solution was developed through competitive analysis, ethnographic research, and user testing. Its inclusive design allows it to be used by students and educators of varying skill levels, ages, vision, communication, and processing abilities. Designing an augmented reality application required a deep understanding of unique concepts like comfort zones and best practices for distance-independent type and UI size. Click and drag to look around