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Your Success with Generative AI May Come Down to These UX Decisions
As generative AI applications continue to proliferate, many of the founders and product designers we’ve spoken to are wondering what AI UX is best to use and when.
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To help, we spoke with 10+ product and design experts at Notion, Guru, Ironclad, Retool, Maze, and more, who are on the leading edge of all this. The result? A helpful framework for assessing which UX is best depending on the amount of clarity you have on your user’s goals.
Generative AI is, of course, rapidly evolving. And so are its UX deployments in SaaS applications. Countless important questions are still being answered, including how to build UX to maximize trust, given AI’s tendency to hallucinate.
We’re hoping to continue to create an ongoing conversation with builders across the ecosystem to share learnings as we go. To that end, we’d love to hear from folks who are actively deploying AI in their UX’s. What in this piece resonated? What didn’t? Other important learnings you’ve had thus far? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
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