Dear friends, designers, we are safe.
haha yes! Not so true about other IT professions thou:
Just a fun side-project that I worked on with a friend. It basically answers the question "How susceptible is your job to computerization?".
It took about 2 weekends time to do it and it's based on an academic paper published in 2013. (However it's the methodology that is important.).
Would love to hear your thoughts on the design and on the project in general. :)
PS: Here it is the result that is relevant to us https://willrobotstakemyjob.com/27-1024-graphic-designers
I am curious to see what are your thoughts on this as well.
As far as the execution of your idea goes - I love the simplicity, as well as the humour injected into the results. It's something I shared with my team immediately and got a little laugh out of seeing a few different results.
I like that you've got 'random example' there.. Perhaps you could have 'show another random example' at the top of the results page? It might encourage me to spend some time sifting through other positions, potentially finding some interesting stuff to share.
Are you planning to expand upon this?
Glad to hear that Rhys! That was our general idea - to have fun with it.
Good idea with the random button! Actually you weren't the only one who suggested that. So obviously it's a miss.
We have no further plans for this project except maybe publishing statistics of the top searches or something like that.
Thank you again! :)
The only thing I wish it had was an ability to search again from the results page. Like a smaller search bar at the top or something. Other than that it's great.
I was curious what the most endangered jobs were so I opened the paper. There are some interesting results when you look at the 95-99% ones: restaurant cooks, models, watch repairers, sports referees ...
Actually initially I was thinking of a search field in the footer but we didn't have the time to do it. So the search field now is just a button that leads back to homepage. :/
Thank you for your feedback!
Awesome work, love the idea
Thank you, Chris!
I don´t agree. Some kind of design such as digital will be computerized soon. You can see how the AI of The Grid works and...
Yes. Robots will take everyone's jobs
Oh man! There goes my dream to become a Lyft driver.
I have found a UX issue: 1) Search for job 2) Click on job 3) Click back 4) I need to search again?
I would expect to return to my search result upon clicking back
Yep and this is not the only UX issue you will find! haha It's still bugging me that I can't cycle through the results by pressing up/down keys. :/
Thank you for your feedback. :)
One of the reasons I gravitated towards design—as opposed to engineering—was because I felt it would be more difficult for software to replace designers.
Not to long ago I read an article about an architecture firm that built a piece of software to help it design office spaces. It was fed a certain requirements: boundaries, desks and more. The software developed hundreds of different layouts.
The architect picks the ones they think will work best, feeds the software more parameters and gets another collection of layouts. This happens over and over until a solution is found.
I'm not entirely sure what the future of product design is, but I think we will see something similar to this. Perhaps, instead of a team of designers only a handful will be needed to iterate on features.
Yes! I agree with you. I believe that the design process will change over the time (technically speaking) but we will always be on top of this process.
Nice idea and execution. Just one question, what is the Soc Code that appears in all the jobs?
Thank you! The SOC codes are used in the Standart Occupational Classification (SOC) System which is the US government system of classifying occupations.
Basically each job has its own soc code.
You can read more here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Occupational_Classification_System
Thanks for the clarification. Your project was even news in my country (Portugal): http://tek.sapo.pt/extras/site-do-dia/artigos/se-os-robots-vao-roubar-empregos-qual-e-a-hipotese-de-roubarem-o-seu
Haha! Crazy. Is this site considered big in Portugal?
Yes, in terms of tech news it's one of the biggest :)
As one user pointed out in PH: https://willrobotstakemyjob.com/11-1011-chief-executives
Cool project! When did you launch this?
Just yesterday. :)
What if this was made by robots to deceive us
You may never know. Haha! :D