David Truog

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Software Design Gets An AI Infusion From Figma, And It’s Worth Trying Now

David Truog 6 days ago
With Adobe’s $20 billion proposed acquisition of Figma called off in response to regulatory scrutiny based on insufficient understanding of how software is made, a sense of expectant curiosity surrounded Figma’s 2024 installment of Config (its annual user conference), especially about its AI strategy. Why? Because although Figma has rocketed to leadership in software interaction […]
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Six Technologies Will Make Digital Experiences More Humanlike (And GenAI Is Just One Among Them)

David Truog June 3, 2024
The future of human-machine interaction will be drastically more humanlike in six ways — creative, conversational, perceptive, embodied, physical, and personified — as a result of six emerging technologies. But these technologies are still immature, and the road ahead is fraught with challenges.
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Adobe And Figma Should Partner Now To Supercharge The Digital Experience Ecosystem

David Truog December 20, 2023
The scuttling of their own deal won’t be the end of the Adobe-Figma story: The next chapter must be about close partnering instead.
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People Avoid Chatbots — Here’s How Your Company Can Make Its Bot Better

David Truog November 14, 2023
Creating an effective chatbot is hard. To get it right, you need to master conversation design, a new discipline for creating experiences that are based on conversational AI, and you need to know where and when to use new technologies like generative AI.
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Adobe’s GenAI Acceleration Bodes Well For Your Company’s Creativity

David Truog October 18, 2023
Most genAI discussions focus on what’s technically possible, not the human, societal, and legal dimensions, but Adobe has become a leader in recognizing and addressing those, which is essential to readying genAI for business. Last week, the company accelerated its lead, with significant roll-outs and announcements at its annual Adobe MAX event for design professionals. I share my thoughts in this new blog post.
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Do You Understand GenAI? You Need To, Especially If You’re A CX Leader

David Truog October 3, 2023
Do you understand generative AI? Forrester’s data shows that 54% of AI decision-makers believe their organization’s executive team is “very familiar” with it — but we’ve observed widespread misunderstandings among execs of what it is, how it works behind the curtain, and what it can do. So last week we published a new, FAQ-style report […]
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Generative AI Can Help Design Now — And It’s Just The Beginning

David Truog July 10, 2023
Generative AI will transform design — and not merely by creating images, which are just the visible tip of the design iceberg, but by assisting with designing products and interactions, improving user research, and more.
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Figma’s Embrace Of Developers And AI Expands And Evolves Design

David Truog June 26, 2023
After Figma’s announcements last week at Config 2023, bridging design and development the right way and stepping smartly into AI-assisted digital product creation, we predict that the company will add modes for other roles, too, in addition to designers and developers, leading to a more inclusive and collaborative understanding of design.
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The Humanlike Future Of Interactions With Machines

David Truog April 27, 2023
In a major, accelerating trend, interactions between people and machines are becoming more like those between people.
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XR Glasses (i.e., Headsets) For Consumers — Just Another Screen? Or More?

Julie Ask April 3, 2023
The conversation around extended reality (XR) headsets comes and goes frequently — and is peaking again now. The story arc of these conversations has been similar for at least a decade (though we seem to have collective amnesia). First, they’re positioned as the next “must-have” consumer electronics device (think Neil Stephenson’s 1992 “Snow Crash” vision […]
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Generative AI Gets An Upgrade To Business Class With Adobe Firefly

David Truog March 21, 2023
Adobe’s new Firefly service is a leap forward in comparison with other generative AI services for images — it’s a Napster-to-Apple inflection point that bodes well for the future of creativity.
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Generative AI Needs Design And Will Transform It

David Truog February 14, 2023
Generative AI makes the nature of creativity an explosively mainstream topic rather than the exclusive domain of philosophers. It shows machines can be creative — somewhat. But their pool of inspiration will get stale without human replenishment.
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Beware Of “Coherent Nonsense” When Implementing Generative AI

Rowan Curran December 8, 2022
Generative AI can make doing a lot of things easier, including the wrong things. Learn the risks of AI-generated content and how to avoid them.
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Prévisions 2023 : Metavers & NFT

J.P. Gownder 25 Octobre 2022
Découvrez les tendances pour 2023 du metaverse et Web3 identifiées par nos experts analystes. En savoir plus.
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Predictions 2023: A Metaverse + NFT Winter Will Cool Market Hype

J.P. Gownder October 25, 2022

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The Adobe-Figma Combination Bodes Well For Collaboration In And Beyond Design (And Wall Street Isn’t Getting It — Yet)

Sheila Mahoutchian September 15, 2022
The news this morning that Adobe is acquiring Figma is a development that makes a lot of sense: Design and collaboration are increasingly essential to customer experience (CX) and business success, and the two companies’ respective strengths will form a powerful combination. Adobe And Figma Are Close But Complementary Competitors Figma’s main product is its […]
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If You Can Say It, You Can See It: Dall-E And You

William McKeon-White June 22, 2022
Or, “How a natural language image generation AI used as a meme generator by social media may impact your business.” Welcome To The Future — It’s Got AI-Generated Art Let’s play a quick game. Which of the below images were made by an AI system generating images based on word prompts? Let’s pretend you guessed […]
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The Metaverse Must Be Deeply Human-Centric

David Truog June 7, 2022
At Augmented World Expo 2022, amid the existential debate about the metaverse, there was an increased focus on ensuring its UX is humane, and communal.
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Ten Principles For Designing The Metaverse

David Truog May 10, 2022
Ten principles you can use as a foundation for envisioning your organization’s path to the metaverse
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Beyond The Cartoonish Metaverse — XR Designers And Users Deserve Better

David Truog April 28, 2022
XR designers cut corners because of the limitations of headsets but XR streaming from the cloud could liberate them.
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