Let ChatGPT design an app for you
Discover the potential of ChatGPT for design
ChatGPT is the hottest topic in design, and I can see why!
As a designer, I was blown away by this tool and the more I use it, the more I see its potential to revolutionize the industry. But how can it help me design better and faster right now? The answer is: yes, it can!
I had fun experimenting with ChatGPT by building a yoga app and asking for help at every step. In this newsletter, I'll show you how it went:
Let’s create a colour palette first
I always start my UI designs with a colour palette. Normally I would use a tool like supa palette, but let’s see what ChatGPT can do for me.
In the image you see my conversation with ChatGPT and its answer:
That sounds promising! I especially like the reasoning behind the color palette and the brief explanation at the bottom. I tried recreating the palette and was mostly satisfied.
Personally, I found the semantic colors to be a bit too bold in contrast to the pale brand color, but let's keep moving forward.
What are the best fonts for a yoga app and which Google font combinations should I consider? I asked ChatGPT and here's what they said:
The answers are technically accurate, but they're also quite boring. Who wants to use Pacifico? I decided to go with the combination of Montserrat and Open Sans, even though I'm pretty sick of both fonts.
Generate ideas for the UI structure
Can ChatGPT tell me what elements to include on a specific page of my app? Yes, it can! The answer is thorough and includes well-thought-out design choices. I'm blown away by the results:
Content and copy
I've done some yoga in the past, but I'm not a pro. Don't ask me why I chose a yoga app as an example. That's how I realized that ChatGPT might be able to help with content too. I asked it to suggest a beginner-friendly pose, write a brief intro and step-by-step guide, and once again, I was amazed by what it came up with:
Let’s bring everything together
I've collected all the information and put it into action. It's not the most visually stunning app design I've ever made and some design choices I would have done differently, but I'm still blown away by the assistance from ChatGPT:
Can ChatGPT help you design better and faster?
I think ChatGPT is a great source of inspiration and maybe I would have gotten better results if I had phrased my questions differently or more precisely. I'm absolutely thrilled with the results and I think I'll use the tool more often for specific design purposes.
However, what's missing are the aesthetic decisions that make a design unique and alive. Overall, the design decisions felt too generic. But the tool is still in its early stages and we're talking about an AI that learns from itself every day.
I think the results will improve significantly in the coming months and maybe my questions were a bit too vague.
As for design systems, ChatGPT has already been incredibly helpful, but more on that in another newsletter.
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