Giving Voice to Your Voice Designs

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In this half or full day workshop, learn what it takes to design a production-ready voice interface.

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 or skill.

Participants will walk away with an understanding of the history of voice design, the technology behind today’s natural language systems, a framework of constraints and guidelines for successful voice designs, and experience with the key deliverables generated during the voice design process.

Instructor and workshop creator Cheryl Platz is a voice design veteran, with experience including Alexa, Cortana and Windows Automotive. She was responsible for the initial voice designs for the Echo Look and the Alexa Notifications system. Her background in improvisational theater and teaching makes her an engaging, memorable speaker.

We’d love to work with you to bring this workshop to your team or conference. Contact us at with any details you have about proposed venue, class size and dates. Workshops outside the Puget Sound area will incur travel costs.

Cheryl walking through VUI deliverables at Interaction17.

Delivery Options

  • One-hour talk (streamlined content)
  • Three-hour lecture (minimal interactivity)
  • Five-hour full day workshop

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