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Team Designlab
May 31, 2024
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CARE: Structure for Crafting AI Prompts

  • UX research and strategist Kate Moran discusses a mnemonic CARE, which stands for Context, Ask, Rules, and Examples, designed to improve the effectiveness of prompts given to AI systems, particularly in UX applications.
  • CARE creates a framework to construct better prompts through concepts like providing constraints and requesting specific actions to get better and more relevant responses from GenAI.
  • “The more you experiment with generative AI, the more you’ll see how and where it’s useful in your UX work. You’ll also become more keenly aware of where AI tends to fail or get confused. This will help you learn when to use GenAI, and how to craft your prompts accordingly.”

Ask Adobe Design: How Can Applicants Stand Out When Applying to Jobs?

  • In this insightful interview, eight Adobe managers break down what they look for in design portfolios, emphasizing the importance of showcasing unique skills, crafting tailored resumes, and curating compelling portfolios that effectively communicate one's design process and creativity.
  • Portfolios that effectively story tell, resumes that are tailored and consider information hierarchy, and contain assets that communicate your design perspective are all touched upon as being of paramount importance.
  • “When applying to design jobs, making a lasting impression during the application process requires more than just checking boxes, it means showcasing your unique blend of skills, personal passions, and adaptability.”

Simple Steps to Design a Mascot from Scratch

  • Interaction Designer Dinh Huy illuminates the product benefits of designing a mascot from scratch to enhance brand recognition and user engagement, emphasizing how a mascot can improve user experience, product recognition, and user retention.
  • Huy delves into the importance of understanding the brand, defining the mascot's personality, sketching initial concepts, and finalizing the design with appropriate details and colors, all while keeping the audience and how they’ll experience the feature in mind.
  • “Benefits far exceed its creativities: a mascot actually can attract user attention very well, while helping with heavy tasks such as upload & download of files, synchronization, and transactions. A mascot is particularly helpful to reduce the drop-off rate as well as enhance user experience, and is enjoyable and cultivates connection.”

💜 Portfolio Inspiration

Sabrina Nelson, a UX Academy graduate, brings an eye for sustainability and social impact to her design for ASOS, where she adds a feature showing users which products have lower environmental impact. She also reconsiders the user journey with her development of a streaming app that consolidates various services in one space, leading to less frustration and confusion for users overall.

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