Sold out! PM Half-Day Workshop

Giving Voice to Your Voice Designs

February 5, 2017 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: SVA 132 – 7th Fl, Studio (VFL)

Designing for voice interaction can be an intimidating concept for a generation of designers trained primarily in visual principles and patterns. But there’s a greater need for voice designers than there are folks experienced in voice design.

Join us and see how the skills you already have can translate to this evolving design specialty. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of voice design and apply those skills to plan your own voice app in the form of an Alexa skill.

We begin by reviewing basic terminology you’ll need to communicate with other voice designers and speech scientists. Learn the difference between an intent and a slot, the importance of context, and principles for setting your customers up for success in a few simple words.

Voice interface design deliverables take many forms. We’ll review best practices and how to scale the process down for your initial explorations, or how to scale it up if you’re working with consumer-scale voice products.

Finally, we dive into an hour-long structured hands-on session where you sketch out your interaction model for your app.

Participant takeaways:

  • A basic cross-company vocabulary for dealing with voice design
  • Understanding of key voice design deliverables and their role in the process: storyboarding, flows, sample dialogs and final prompts
  • Guidance on how to pursue shipping your first Alexa Voice Service skill to gain experience in voice interactivity

SVA 132 – Seventh Floor
132 W 21st St, 7th floor