Cathy Pearl

Cathy Pearl

VUI expert, Interaction designer

SF Bay Area, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • Voice User Interfaces
  • Avatars
  • Interaction design
  • speech recognition
  • speaking
I've been designing Voice User Interfaces since 1999, when I joined Nuance Communications. At Nuance, I designed IVRs for banking, travel, healthcare, personal assistants, and tourism. Since then, I've worked at Tellme/Microsoft (on the Ford SYNC traffic app), and at various startups. At Volio, I created engaging one-on-one conversations with pre-recorded video. One of our apps allowed users to discuss style, hair and mixology tips with Esquire magazine columnists. These days I'm VP of User Experience for Sensely, where our virtual nurse helps patients with chronic health conditions. I have a B.S. in Cognitive Science and an M.S. in Computer Science. You can follow me on Twitter @cpearl42.

Designing Voice User Interfaces Designing Voice User Interfaces
by Cathy Pearl
December 2016
Print: $29.99
Ebook: $25.99

Webcast: Designing for voice interactions
January 19, 2017
Cathy Pearl explores design principles for creating voice user interfaces (VUIs).