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357: GPT-3 and the Future of Design

July 29, 2020

This week, we talk about the recently-unveiled GPT-3 AI tool and the implications of AI for design. In The Sidebar, we discuss HUD design in video games, nerding out on diegesis, skeuomorphism, and more.

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The Sidebar:

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In this week's Sidebar, we discuss the evolution and impact of the HUD UI in video games. We dive into diegesis, skeuomorphism, and more.

Follow up:

Listener Question:

Fabio Giolito states: How not to talk about GPT-3? Hot takes only.

Cool Things:

  • Brian shared Roam Research, a note-taking tool for networked thought. It's a bit more complex than your average note-taking tool, but it's wildly powerful.
  • Marshall shared his new role at YouTube, working on the Design Systems team defining the future evolution of YouTube's design language.

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