The co-creation of man and machine has connected us designers for many decades. We as designers use our software tools and helpful digital working environments every day. But what does it mean when these environments and tools fundamentally change to become machine intelligent? What does it mean when we can design products and media that can recognise environment and thus fundamentally change the interaction with humans? What is the advantage for us as designers? How can we use the potential of data as a design material? How does this affect aesthetics and is there a future of design methodology as we know it?
BY MARC ENGENHART
Marc Engenhart is a designer, artist and co-author of the recently published book Design and Artificial Intelligence for all design disciplines.
2005 foundation of Engenhart ° Design Studio. Work on projects in applied communication design, interaction design, digital systems, speculative design, critical design such as transmedia. Various national and international awards. Since 2015 teaching and research at colleges and universities, including the Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, Hochschule Rhein-Waal and TH Ingolstadt in the field of communication design, Human-Computer Interaction and typography. Since 2006 member of the Type Directors Club New York, since 2012 member of the BDG, Professional Association of German Communication Designers, since 2018 member of the German Federal Association of Artificial Intelligence. Since 2019 founder and author on speculative design and design futuring for The Unthinkable Hub and co-founder of the Designing with Artificial Intelligence (dai) conference with published proceedings.