Designers Are About to Be Replaced

Everyone these days is worried about their jobs being taken over by robots or AI. Or, at least, they should be. No one is totally immune, but the chances are greater for some than others of course. There’s an app that can determine the likelihood you’ll be stood down by a robot, which I’ll try to find a link to.

The phrase which is the title of this piece, designers are about to be replaced, is frequently uttered. But is it true? No. Not for the ones that are adaptable, at least, which is true of any position. Sooner or later you’re going to have to morph, and for designers, that time always comes quickly.

There are better systems coming out and promises of even websites building themselves. The internet assures that mobs of people are always working on optimizations of every type and the world is a better place for it. But there will always be a need for designers. “Design,” mind you, being the way something works, not the way it looks. Although a designer that has a keen sense of aesthetics is valuable.

Originally published at WordPress Pro.