Design your first voice interface: prototyping conversations
If machine intelligence is taking over the world, voice interfaces (VUIs) are a close second. Fortunately, the evolution of human speech makes most of us terrific listeners and speakers, especially when compared to machines. Unfortunately, while our brains are wired for speech, designing a VUI still takes work.
Smart adoption of VUIs in the right environments makes interaction simple, pleasurable, accessible, and lowers cognitive load. And voice interfaces fulfill the vision of ubiquitous computing - keeping our attention on the people around us, rather than devices.
In this full-day workshop, participants will learn about the ideal contexts for voice interfaces, hone their listening and speaking skills by critiquing dialogues, craft a voice personality, and use some fun techniques to design conversations.
Each workshop team will test the enjoyability of their prototyped voice interfaces using the Wizard of Oz methods practiced by teams at Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.
Join us to expand your design skills with a new interaction tool that’s as old as humanity: voice.
- How to design a VUI
- How designing ‘conversation’ differs from screen interactions
- Understanding of how to prototype voice with ‘Wizard of Oz’ methods