🦾 Everybody is trying their hands at using ChatGPT to enhance their UX writing workflows—and rightly so. We strongly believe that you either learn to use AI, or you get left behind (more on that below).
Here are some great use cases and examples from UX Planet Editor-in-Chief Nick Babich.
Discord (aka Slack for kids) is an outstanding product with excellent UX writing. It's a great example of how UI copy can do so much more than guide users—Discord wields its brand voice oh-so well.
Today though, we stumbled across strange tooltip text. "Mute" makes perfect sense, but "Deafen" and "Undeafen"? Why not "silence"?
Next week, we’ll share some fun Discord examples.
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Istanbul-based Deniz Şenliler’s built a sleek portfolio using a platform called clippings.me.
It uses the same model as ChatGPT, but allows you to tweak the settings.
Compare a few sentences from two AI-generated texts, first from ChatGPT, then from OpenAI’s Playground with custom settings:
The ocean is a vast and mysterious body of water that covers most of our planet. It's home to an incredible variety of life, from tiny plankton to massive whales. The ocean helps regulate the Earth's climate, generates half of the oxygen we breathe, and provides a source of food for billions of people.
The ocean is an incredible environment. Its vastness and complexity are both awe-inspiring and mysterious. From the depths of the Mariana Trench to the mysteriously beautiful bioluminescent dinoflagellates found in deeper waters, the ocean is filled with amazing creatures, mysteries and secrets yet to be uncovered.
Again, these used the exact same prompt, yet one was marked as AI-generated and the other as human-generated. Not only does this show that the detectors can be fooled, but it also shows that most people aren’t using these tools to their full potential.
That’s why we’re pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative: the AI Writing Lab.
Starting next month, all of our certificate UX writing courses, including the
UX Writing Academy, will include new lessons about incorporating AI tools into a UX writing practice.
If you follow this newsletter, you know we’ve been following AI writing from its outset. We’ve been early adopters and now, we want to share what we’ve learned.