Objective Portrait: A practice-based inquiry to explore Al as a reflective design partner

Vera van der Burg, Gijs de Boer, Amila Akdag Salah, Senthil Chandrasegaran, Peter Lloyd

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being viewed as a creative partner rather than as a tool. How to design such collaborations is still a subject of speculation. In this pictorial, we propose a collaborative role for AI to prompt self-reflection. We explore this through a practice-based inquiry of whether and how AI could help a designer reflect on and relate to their own work. Three designers annotate a collection of images representing their fascinations, with subjective labels, indicating different dimensions of their visual concepts. These labels are used to teach an object detection model the designers’ perspectives. Then, they used this trained model on their own design work to evaluate the AI's potential to prompt self-reflection. By describing this process of AI-training we explore how an AI can help us become aware of our own implicit perspectives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS' 23 Proceedings of the ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
EditorsD. Byrne, N. Martelaro
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-9893-0
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event2023 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS'23) - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: 10 Jul 202314 Jul 2023


Conference2023 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS'23)
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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