Designing for the unknown
Creating with Watson and cognitive systems presents an entirely new set of challenges to tackle as designers. The best way to approach working with Watson is to approach it as an additional user you need to solve.
Data is no longer a four-letter word in design. It is a core component as much as the composition, user intent, type ratios and CTAs. Getting designers to think about how they design data enrichment is as essential as visual balance.
Design is fun — our jobs at the end of the day are brainstorming, problem-solving, and design. That sounds like daydreaming, playing with Legos and coloring with very expensive crayons.
To help engage designers and build a sense of community and morale. I created a branded poster as a leave behind for the presentation that reinforces the five principles of design with Watson.
Approaching projects with a core set of principles allow a consistent process and enables quick adoption at a larger scale.
I’ve defined five truths I’ve seen repeated throughout all my work with Watson and outlined then as the end deliverable and framing of the presentation.
I presented the Principles of design with Watson with multiple practices within IBM iX North America, IBM iX Global COC, and Watson Advanced Cognitive Technology and Solutions. Actively advising teams working on Watson engagements and championing integrated design & development team structure throughout IBM.
Design Thinking workshop to define IBM iX’s AI design viewpoint
+5 Presentations within core practices of IBM iX & Watson