Tanya KraljicTimothy Lynch

Designing Voice Interfaces

Date: This event took place live on February 26 2015

Presented by: Tanya Kraljic, Timothy Lynch

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Speech is becoming a ubiquitous means to interact with data across more and more form factors, from commonplace consumer devices like smartphones and tablets, to emerging products like wearables, connected home products, and entertainment platforms. Designers and developers face complex decisions about how voice interfaces will work and what technologies they will need to integrate. These decisions determine how users will interact with, be supported by, and perceive the systems.

This webcast led by Tanya Krajlic and Timothy Lynch will address the technical building blocks of, and the fundamental design considerations behind voice interfaces. It will include lessons learned from early voice-enabled solutions, and how these lessons can be applied to emerging technologies.

About Tanya Kraljic

Tanya Kraljic is a principal interaction and dialog designer for Nuance Communications, Inc. Her work focuses on the strategy and design of speech experiences in mobile, wearable, in-home, and other emerging technologies. Tanya has helped clients from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies navigate the space of natural language technology, conversational design, and predictive intelligence. Prior to joining Nuance, Tanya earned a PhD in psycholinguistics (the psychology of language use), where she first studied human-human interaction.

When she's not thinking about how to make technology talk, you can find her outdoors (if it's warm out), or planning her next outdoor adventure (if it isn't).

About Timothy Lynch

Tim Lynch leads design for Nuance Communications' Mobile and Consumer group. A visual and user experience designer with fifteen years of industry experience, he heads a team of interaction, voice, and visual designers, with a focus on the end-to-end design of mobile, automotive, in-home, and wearable speech experiences.

Prior to joining Nuance, Tim spent years in the agency and consulting world...and before that, received his Journalism degree (and realized, only fairly recently, that good design, like good reporting, is storytelling). Twitter: @Clampants