Cathy Pearl

Designing for voice interactions

Date: This event took place live on January 19 2017

Presented by: Cathy Pearl

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Cathy Pearl explores design principles for creating voice user interfaces (VUIs). Along the way, she also explains how a VUI is different from GUI and what "conversational" really means. You'll leave with a set of best practices for VUI design that you can apply right away, whether you're creating an Amazon Echo skill or designing your own app from scratch.

About Cathy Pearl

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 Director 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.

In my free time I like to write about the science of relationships at my blog, Love Data.