TLDR Design 2024-02-09

DALL-E Watermarks 🎨, Bard Rebrands to Gemini ♊️, Design with Galileo AI 🚀

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News & Trends

Galileo AI's Public Beta & Seed Round Led by Khosla Ventures (4 minute read)

The first public beta of Galileo AI is now available. The tool was launched as a private beta in October 2023 and allows designers to turn wireframes and screenshots into high-fidelity designs and generate multiple variants for the same design prompt. The company received $4.4 million in seed funding led by Khosla Ventures.

Goodbye Bard: Google to rebrand all of its AI products to Gemini (5 minute read)

Google is rebranding its AI products, renaming Bard as Gemini and Duet AI as Gemini for Workspace. This move aims to simplify branding and consolidate under the Gemini AI model. Gemini Ultra, the most powerful Gemini model, is accessible through a $20 monthly AI Google One package. The rebranding reflects a cohesive strategy and focuses on enhancing user experience across various platforms.

OpenAI is adding new watermarks to DALL-E 3 (3 minute read)

Images generated by OpenAI’s DALL-E 3 will now incorporate a visible CR symbol watermark and invisible metadata. This move aims to identify the origin of AI-generated content, although the watermarks will only apply to still images. OpenAI asserts that this implementation will have minimal impact on latency and image quality, but acknowledges that the watermarks may be easily removed. The move emphasizes the importance of recognizing provenance signals to enhance digital information trustworthiness.
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Opinions & Tutorials

How to pitch user research if your organization seems reluctant (7 minute read)

Designers and researchers trying to convince their companies to invest in UX research should “package” their arguments as loss mitigation. They should explain how research can minimize wasted coding time with engineering, mitigate timeline and budget issues for product managers, and reduce the risk of wasted resources.

Contrasting Aesthetics (6 minute read)

If you're trying to find novelty, hitting the intersection of many disciplines or styles can be the best approach. In this article, you'll learn why playing with contrasting aesthetics in your creative work is essential and how to do so.

How to keep your art out of AI generators (18 minute read)

Some AI companies provide ways to opt images out of being used in training data, while tools like Glaze and Nightshade interfere with AI models directly. Opting out typically requires submitting a request to an AI provider via a dedicated form or email along with the copies and written descriptions of images you want to protect.
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Launches & Tools

Fountn (Website)

A weekly-updated collection of top-notch design resources: UI and UX design, books, Framer, writing, inspiration, design systems, remote jobs, and animation.

Demonstrate Breakpoints in Figma (Figma plugin)

Preview responsive layouts inside a Figma frame and share animated prototypes that show how responsiveness works.

Free 3D Illustrations (Website)

Shapefest is a massive freemium library of beautifully rendered 3D shapes.
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Miscellaneous

No, AI user research is not “better than nothing” — it’s much worse (6 minute read)

Appeals to quality and accuracy haven’t worked for writers and won’t work for designers — only one argument will: Algorithm-driven design will lose companies a lot of money. Using AI in the design process may result in a "one-size-fits-all" approach that disregards individual users' unique needs and contexts.

The Monotype 2024 Type Trends Report Has Dropped! (5 minute read)

Designers are returning to the heritage and comfort of more traditional serif fonts and also finding new creative inspiration in the ’90s and early ’00s scenes like grunge, jungle, and early rave culture.

Exploring the Depth of Design: Principles Driving Innovative Products (9 minute read)

In the dynamic world of product design, principles are the guiding stars that navigate the journey from a concept to a tangible reality. They shape not just the visual appeal but also the functionality, accessibility, and emotional impact of a product. Good design principles are simple, have real-world examples, guide design decisions, and reflect the brands behind them.
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Quick Links

CSS is Logical (1 minute read)

Although CSS presents some weird behaviors, that doesn't mean it's illogical. Geoff Graham makes his case by showing that the language is more logical than it appears.

The Seven Best Apple Vision Pro Apps and Demos We’ve Seen So Far (4 minute read)

Non-native apps will probably expand the Apple Vision Pro's capabilities in unexpected and sometimes fun ways. In these seven apps and concepts, the new device is transformed into a coin-based vacuuming game, a guitar teacher, a desk ornament builder, and more.

Need for speed: Studio Oker’s identity for Munu elevates the food tech company’s fast-paced business (3 minute read)

Munu is a Norwegian technology company crafting software for hospitality businesses, empowering users to focus on their guests. Designed by Studio Oker, its identity expresses a “need for speed” through rhythm, flow, and movement, all while communicating the brand’s essence with friendliness and clarity.
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