Shari Benko

Shari Benko

Senior UX Designer/Researcher

General Dynamics Mission Systems

General Dynamics Mission Systems

Shari Benko is a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience. She has excelled as a UX leader, researcher, designer, and educator. Her diverse career encompasses mass media design and production, including live television, digital print, and off-set printing. Additionally, she has made significant contributions in e-commerce UX interaction design, DX Design for tools utilized by Data Scientists building AI, and, most recently, in UX research and design for training products tailored for warfighters.

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I believe that poor user experience design could lead to the downfall of human civilization as we know it today. As AI becomes easier to implement into new product designs, the UX community needs simple methodologies to avoid trapping users in poor AI driven experiences.

After discovering the value of UI Tenets & Traps for UI evaluation and design, and understanding the nuances involved in deploying AI into user interfaces, I created my own version of UI Tenets and Traps tailored to AI driven UI design.

Combining UI Tenets & Traps with the Microsoft Guidelines for Human AI Interactions provided a simple framework for designing and evaluating AI UI experiences. I will be sharing my AI UI Tenets and Traps in the hopes that future user interfaces that incorporate AI won’t trap users in poor experiences – avoiding the downfall of human civilization as we know it today.

Shari Benko
Shari Benko

Senior UX Designer/Researcher

General Dynamics Mission Systems

General Dynamics Mission Systems