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Design for Voice

18 EpisodesProduced by Jeremy WilkenWebsite

Learn how to build quality voice experiences from industry leaders and pioneers with Design for Voice. The goal is to help designers, developers, and strategists with understanding what makes for good design practices and how to bring them to life. The show is hosted by Jeremy Wilken and includes gu… read more

18 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Ethics in Voice - Brooke Hawkins

December 19th, 2019


There are many different ethical issues that arise when computers behave or replace humans, and as designers and developers for voice we must be constantly thinking about the implications and side effects of our voice …

Customizing Default Intents - Dustin Coates

October 11th, 2019


Voice experiences have a number of default intents, such as yes/no, stop, cancel, and others. It is important for experiences to customize these …

Voice in the Car - Shyamala Prayaga

September 13th, 2019


The car is a prime context for voice experiences, but it also comes with a number of unique challenges. Guest Shyamlala Prayaga shares a lot of key insights into the way to design for the car, including concepts around …

Design Tools and Tactics - Braden Ream & Michael Hood

July 21st, 2019


Anyone learning about building and designing voice experiences needs to have a set of tools and tactics for approaching the design and iteration. In …

Inclusive Voice Design - Diana Diebel

June 21st, 2019


Voice experiences are extremely difficult to craft in a way that will be truly accessible and inclusive for all users. Problems can arise from things …

Conversational Maxims - Erika Hall

May 16th, 2019


Many of the conversational design principles are based on the idea of the cooperative principle, which states people work together cooperatively in …

Building Personas - Wally Brill

April 5th, 2019


Wally Brill of Google describes how personas are an invaluable aspect to voice and conversational design because they provide a foundation to the rest of the design process and help unify a team around a consistent …

What's New in Design From Alexa Conf - Bradley Metrock

March 7th, 2019


The 2019 Alexa Conference highlighted a number of interesting developments in the voice space, and Bradley Metrock joins the show to discuss how the boundaries are being pushed and what it means for voice design.

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Using Story With Voice Experiences - Kevin Dusablon & Danielle Frimer

December 23rd, 2018


The utilization of story and characterization in voice experiences is highly underrated and a key piece of the development process for the team at Xandra, who share insights into their process and techniques and how …

Enhancing Voice with a Screen - Mark Tucker

December 6th, 2018


As more voice devices are built with screens, our voice experiences need to be designed with screens in mind. My guest, Mark Tucker, talks through many considerations and provides tips for how to design and build …

High Density Experiences - Felicia Wong & Antoine Raux

November 23rd, 2018


Voice experiences today are fairly linear and shallow with their ability to handle tasks, and guests Felicia and Antoine share how to think about building high density experiences that more closely align with how people …

Design for Flash Briefings - Teri Fisher

November 8th, 2018


As more people have voice assistant devices, the demand for interesting interactions and content is rising. As I talk with Teri Fischer, we look at how the concept of a daily flash briefing is a great opportunity to …

Lessons Learned Building Top Skills - Nick Schwab

October 26th, 2018


In this show, Nick shares some of the top lessons and tips he's learned while creating wildly popular apps sound apps at Invoked Apps.


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Audio Branding - Eric Seay

October 6th, 2018


Voice design is more than just voice, it also includes utilizing audio for branding and enhancing the experience. I'm joined byEric Seay who has a strong background in music and branding, and we talk about how to bring …

Building a Language Learning Experience - Daniel Gwerzman and Uri Shaked

September 21st, 2018


Discover how Daniel and Uri built a language learning experience quickly for the Google Assistant, using personas and rapid development techniques.


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From UI to VUI - Neto Marin

September 7th, 2018


In this episode of Design for Voice, I talk with Neto Marin of Google about getting into voice experience design and development from a web and mobile development background. We talk about the kinds of things that work …

Conversational Heuristics - Matt Buck & Lauren Golembiewski

August 23rd, 2018


Voxable has been working on various chatbots and voice assistants and recognized design patterns that could be repeated across the platforms. These …

Design is Essential - Cathy Pearl

August 10th, 2018


Cathy Pearl shares how essential design is for building quality voice experiences, about how to incorporate design into your process, and ultimately …

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