Designing a site for pickup lines

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Team Designlab
Jun 14, 2024
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Sentient Design: AI and the Next Chapter of UX

  • UX Design lead Josh Clark delves into the emerging role of AI in enhancing user experiences through the concept of "Sentient Design," which envisions intelligent interfaces that anticipate user needs in real-time.
  • In its most successful form, Sentient Design would promote a more intuitive and collaborative interaction between humans and technology, with AI that has a cognitive-like awareness of what would be required of a given circumstance.
  • “Sentient Design moves past static info and presentation to embrace UX as a radically adaptive story as AI-mediated experiences that adapt to people, instead of forcing the reverse.”

Rethinking Creative Hiring

  • Creative Director Andy Cooke argues that hiring individuals with varied backgrounds and thought processes, rather than those who simply fit the existing company culture, leads to more innovative and effective outcomes, particularly across creative roles.
  • Cooke emphasizes the value of cognitive diversity for generating unique ideas and solutions, suggesting that it should be a priority in the hiring process to enhance creativity and problem-solving within teams.
  • "The more we all approach hiring in that more generous way, the better. I'm a proud generalist, and I've done that in my career because I want to understand how all these different things work in parallel between our specialists."

A Website to Copy and Paste Pickup Lines

  • In this quirky case study, web designer Sharanya Dutta details how and why they developed “CupidCopyPastas”, a site where singles can find fun pickup lines to copy and paste directly into conversations, and also breaks down the UX decisions behind the design process.
  • Using bright and inviting color tones, stacked elements for easy scanning, and an interface that promotes ease of use, the site is designed to be accessible, fun, and non-intimidating for users who need a little lift for their dating lives.
  • “There was a market, there was a problem, and there was a need… I envisioned a landing page with serif font in the hero section to denote class and romance, followed by a bunch of cards with a button to copy the pickup lines from.”


Cindy Amaya, a UX Academy graduate, brings a whimsical sensibility to her design work through her strong UI skills. Her redesign of a booking site for a coffee farm captures the brand while also creating a much more accessible and user-friendly experience. She also brings vibrant colors and inviting interfaces to Riendo, an app that seeks to make planning dinner parties a breeze.

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