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AI-assisted Drawing

Brief

Design an alarm clock app for ArtCenter students.

Category

Privacy

Roles

Design + Research

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A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.

— Paul Klee

Mission

Teaching AI to co-create.

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One of the most rigorous design schools in the US, ArtCenter College of Design is (in)famous for its white nights where students would stay up and work on their projects over the course of a whole day or even over the course of multiple days.

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This no doubt has a great impact on the student's well-being and their ability to comprehend and absorb new knowledge.

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The symbolic.

One of the most important lessons that I have learned at ArtCenter is the power of the critique. In a design school, getting constructive feedback from professors and/or peers have a tremendous impact on the outcome of the work. It helps rid us designers of tunnel vision, by taking a step back and view our work objectively.

Example

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The representational.

One of the most important lessons that I have learned at ArtCenter is the power of the critique. In a design school, getting constructive feedback from professors and/or peers have a tremendous impact on the outcome of the work. It helps rid us designers of tunnel vision, by taking a step back and view our work objectively.

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Building the Prototype

The signatory black ceiling, stark white walls and the accentuating orange dot helped inspire the minimal design. The result is an app that feels clean, airy and optimistic yet still grounded in practicality and reliability.

Prototype built with Machine Learning

Datasets

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Various data sources were examined in order to put together a comprehensive understanding of symbols, iconography, and how they related to language and, even more important, our perception.

A good candidate for a successful design should be one that leverages the current mental model for desktops (windows/folders/files) with a slight twist of uniqueness.

The Noun Project

The Noun Project is comprised of thousands of vector icons designed by contributors all over the world. Most icons found here are accompanied by a short description and organized by meta tags. They are also sometimes found in collections made by the contributors.

Sample

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One of the most important lessons that I have learned at ArtCenter is the power of the critique. In a design school, getting constructive feedback from professors and/or peers have a tremendous impact on the outcome of the work. It helps rid us designers of tunnel vision, by taking a step back and view our work objectively.

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Processes

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Resampling

Users' initial sketches are broken down and examined at the pixel-level at various resolutions. This effectively stimulates neural networks corresponding to the context derived from the user intent.

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Edge Detection

Starting from a simple RSS feed, the script applies machine learning to figure out the structure of the site - and more importantly - which set of content the reader prioritizes over the other. Prioritized content is more likely to be featured on the timeline.

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Flow Analysis

Starting from a simple RSS feed, the script applies machine learning to figure out the structure of the site - and more importantly - which set of content the reader prioritizes over the other. Prioritized content is more likely to be featured on the timeline.

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Adaptive Intensity

Based on each individual's sleeping pattern, the app adjusts its intensity and vibration rhythm to create a smooth transition from REM to non-REM sleep, allowing for the best wake-up experience, unique to each student.

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Sync up with health trackers or monitor phone usage to extrapolate sleeping pattern.

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Environmental Awareness

Activities at the nearby Rose Bowl often lead to traffic jam and street closures. The app keeps track of special events taking place nearby that may impact the arrival time of students. Wake-up times are then revised accordingly to help them be at school on time.

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Environmental Awareness

Activities at the nearby Rose Bowl often lead to traffic jam and street closures. The app keeps track of special events taking place nearby that may impact the arrival time of students. Wake-up times are then revised accordingly to help them be at school on time.

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Monitor local feeds, including social media, to determine road & traffic condition.