This Black Friday issue of Being Designerly has curated articles about AI generated art, creativity, curiosity, VR accessibility (or lack thereof), KIA's confusing rebrand, and a visualization of how we spend our time. If you're reading this instead of traditional Black Friday activities - thank you (but go join the family fun soon)
When AI can make art – what does it mean for creativity?
Image-generators such as Dall-E 2 can produce pictures on any theme you wish for in seconds. Some creatives are alarmed but others are skeptical of the hype.
The Key to Becoming More Creative and Innovative
If you've ever felt limited in your creativity, then asking yourself these questions will help you unlock it.
- "Am I learning something new?"
- "Am I discovering something new about a topic I already know?"
- "What if…?" and "Why not…?"
New book discusses different types of curiosity and how to encourage it
“Curiosity isn’t just about acquisition of knowledge. It’s about making connections. It’s about building webs of knowledge and webs of relationships.” — Perry Zurn, professor and co-author of “Curious Minds.” In it, twin siblings and professors Perry Zurn and Dani Bassett navigate the process of exploration that many of us excitedly partake in every day.
Virtual Reality Accessibility: 11 Things We Learned from Blind Users
The current platforms and systems used in virtual reality (VR) technologies cannot be used by people who are blind. Accessibility services company Equal Entry believes that VR should be accessible to all people with disabilities.
They created a research environment to evaluate how blind people can navigate through a VR environment on the web, and they believe many solutions are straightforward and should be implemented and made available today.
Kia’s Logo Is So Confusing That 30K People Google ‘KN Car’ Every Month
Last year, Kia decided that it was going to bring the brand into the 21st century. And it did exactly that by revamping its logo into something a bit more modern—gone is the old circular logo and in is the new look. There's just one problem: people can't seem to actually read it on a car. The new logo has hundreds of people Googling the brand incorrectly every day.
Visualization: 6 Graphs Of People We Spend Time With
These 9 slides on LinkedIn may not have any earth-shattering revelations, but visualizing the data this way may make you pause and reflect. Apt timing given that many people are celebrating holidays with their friends and family.