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Your detailed guide through the voice-first revolution. Turning you into an epic voice user experience designer, developer or all-round, clued-up voice-head. Whether you're an individual, an agency, a brand or a newbie, we'll help you take advantage of the biggest shift in user behaviour since the smartphone.

Your detailed guide through the voice-first revolution. Turning you into an epic voice user experience designer, developer or all-round, clued-up voice-head. Whether you're an individual, an agency, a brand or a newbie, we'll help you take advantage of the biggest shift in user behaviour since the smartphone.
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Your detailed guide through the voice-first revolution. Turning you into an epic voice user experience designer, developer or all-round, clued-up voice-head. Whether you're an individual, an agency, a brand or a newbie, we'll help you take advantage of the biggest shift in user behaviour since the smartphone.

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Episodes

Multi-channel conversational strategies with Nico Acosta

6/18/2019
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This week, Dustin and Kane chat with Nico Acosta, Director of Product and Engineering at Twilio, about how companies are approaching multi-channel conversational strategies. Presented by If you're using things like Lucid Charts and Microsoft Visio to design your conversational experiences in, you should check out BotMock. Those tools are business process mapping tools, are limited and will disrupt your rapid prototyping capability. BotMock is a purpose-built conversational design tool...

Duration:00:47:46

The Rundown 006: WWDC, Siri, reMARS, Alexa and the future of voice shopping

6/15/2019
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In this episode, we discuss the Siri announcements from WWDC19, the Alexa announcements from reMARS and the Future of Voice Commerce report. WWDC Announcements Alexa Conversations Alexa Cross-Skill Scenarios The Future of Voice Commerce report

Duration:00:54:01

How voice will change the way we shop

6/13/2019
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After being published in the Harvard Business Review with the article, How voice could change the way we shop, Kane gives a high level overview of the piece in a presentation to those who attended the General Assembly event, Voice Commerce: the future of shopping?

Duration:00:14:34

The Rundown 005: Google Assistant ups its game

6/4/2019
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What we discuss in this episode Meet the expert: voice search and discovery with Dustin Coates: London San Francisco Seattle Google Assistant: What's new with Google Assistant? Announcements from I/O19 Google Assistant passes 1m actions About the interactive canvas How to templates for Google Assistant Schema mark up for how to tutorials Schema mark up for FAQs App actions for Google Assistant Google Assistant for smart home Mini apps Google Pixel 3a and 3aXL Everything...

Duration:00:56:05

Voice strategy advice with Amazon Alexa Chief Evangelist, Dave Isbitski

5/30/2019
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We're honoured to be joined by Amazon Alexa Chief Evangelist, Dave Isbitski, to discuss the conversations that he's having at C-Suite level about how brands should be approaching voice and where it's all heading. Become an expert conversation designer The Conversational Academy is a fantastic online course that'll teach you the ins and outs of conversation design. Prepare yourself for the UX role of the future and enrol on the course today. VUX World listeners will save $100 when you enrol...

Duration:01:19:41

Connecting the Dots with Ruby Steel and Will Merrill

5/24/2019
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This week, we're finding out how Ruby Steel and Will Merrill made Alexa more accessible for Susan as part of BBC 2's Big Life Fix. Become an expert conversation designer The Conversational Academy is a fantastic online course that'll teach you the ins and outs of conversation design. Prepare yourself for the UX role of the future and enrol on the course today. VUX World listeners will save $100 when you enrol at conversationalacademy.com. In this episode Voice first devices such as smart...

Duration:00:58:30

Voice first sneaker drop with Nike and bridging the voice and social gap with Unilever with Nick Rovisa and Matt Lang

5/17/2019
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Become an expert conversation designer The Conversational Academy is a fantastic online course that'll teach you the ins and outs of conversation design. Prepare yourself for the UX role of the future and enrol on the course today. VUX World listeners will save $100 when you enrol at conversationalacademy.com. In this episode In part 2 of RAIN week, we're joined by Nick Rovisa, Director, Business Development, and Matt Lang, Strategy Director. The guys share their learnings on the voice...

Duration:01:09:17

How we approach voice with Fortune 100 companies and the Kung Fu Panda Alexa skill with Greg Hedges

5/13/2019
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The Conversational Academy is a fantastic online course that'll teach you the ins and outs of conversation design. Prepare yourself for the UX role of the future and enrol on the course today. VUX World listeners will save $100 when you enrol at conversationalacademy.com. Welcome to RAIN week This week is RAIN week. We've got two huge episodes featuring the industry-leading and ground-breaking RAIN Agency. RAIN are a dedicated voice agency and have worked with 23 of the Fortune 100...

Duration:01:06:56

Twilio Autopilot and building trust through dialogue design with Elaine Lee

5/1/2019
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Kane Simms and Dustin Coates are joined by Elaine Lee, Principal Product Designer at Twilio, to discuss the ins and outs of Twilio's Autopilot bot builder and how you can build trust with users through dialogue design. Voice-Connected Home 2019, Cologne, Germany The Voice-Connected Home 2019 conference dives into all this and more with an incredible line up of speakers from brands like Amazon Alexa, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, BBC, BMW, Vodaphone and plenty more. Save 30% on tickets with...

Duration:00:57:10

Can design solve the biggest challenges in voice? With Mark Webster of Adobe XD

4/25/2019
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Why do all skills start with 'Welcome to xyz'? Is an 'assistant' the right mental model for voice experiences? Mark Webster of Adobe XD joins us to tackle some of the biggest challenges in voice and discusses how design can play a role in solving them. Voice-Connected Home conferenceSave 30% on tickets with promo code VuxVoiceConversational Academy online courseMoment Pebble About Mark Webster Mark Webster is Director of Product at Adobe, focusing on voice integration for Adobe XD. He is...

Duration:00:58:41

How to use sonic branding in voice with Eric Seay

4/17/2019
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This week, we're digging deep into how to craft compelling audio experiences in your voice app by using sonic branding and sound design, with Audio UX Co-Founder and CMO, Eric Seay. In this episode: sonic branding We're advancing the conversation we had with Joel Beckerman of Man Made Music on scoring voice experiences, and get into specifics of how to make your VUX sound better with a combination of sonic branding and sound design. We discuss: About Audio UX and Eric Seay Audio UX are...

Duration:01:01:49

4 ways to take your voice strategy to the next level

4/15/2019
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Since starting VUX World in February 2018, things in the voice assistant industry have changed. At the last MUXL London Meet-up, Design for Voice, I presented 4 things that have moved forward and gave 4 pointers for you to take into consideration when working on your voice strategy and voice first projects. Read the full write up on vux.world

Duration:00:14:18

Amazon Alexa skill localisation with Tech Evangelists Andrea Muttoni and German Viscuso

4/9/2019
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We're honoured to be joined by Andrea Muttoni and German Viscuso, Technical Evangelists at Amazon Alexa, to dive deep into how to translate your Alexa skill into other languages. At the time of writing, Amazon Alexa is available in over 40 countries and 12 languages, and continuously growing. For skill builders, tapping into emerging markets is key to having your skills used on a global scale and to growing your user base. However, if you have a skill that's in English, you can't just...

Duration:01:10:28

Building an assistant on an assistant with Nick Carey

4/2/2019
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This week, Dustin Coates and Kane Simms are joined by Nick Carey, Lead Product Designer at Potato, to discuss the concept of creating an assistant on an assistant. This episode touches on some unique topics that we haven't covered before, such as: How to create an assistant on an assistant and the reasons for doing so.The utility to affinity scale and when to create a persona.AI and personalised VS static content and the difference between the voice interface and the backend...

Duration:00:58:39

Talk to me with James Vlahos

3/26/2019
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This week, Dustin and I are joined by journalist and author, James Vlahos, to discuss the details of his book Talk to Me: How voice computing will transform the way we live, work and think. Where to listen Apple podcasts Spotify YouTube CastBox Spreaker TuneIn Breaker Stitcher PlayerFM iHeartRadio About Talk to Me James Vlahos writes for the likes of WIRED, New York Times Magazine, Popular Science and GQ. His new book Talk to Mechronicles how the world’s biggest tech companies...

Duration:00:49:48

Creating world-class interactive audio with Jonathan Myers and Dave Grossman

3/18/2019
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We're joined by Jonathan Myers and Dave Grossman, founders of world-class interactive audio production company, Earplay. Jonathan and Dave take us through what it takes to create movie quality interactive stories and share with us their approach to creating some of the worlds best voice experiences, such as Jurassic World Revealed and Jack Ryan. We're also joined by our special co-host for this episode, Florian Hollandt. In this episode, we discuss: Where to listen Apple...

Duration:01:04:30

TechNOVA Voice 2019: Voice 101 opening talk

3/14/2019
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This is the recording of the opening breakfast session at TechNOVA Voice 2019, a voice-first conference held at the Hilton Tower Bridge, London, on 14th March 2019. Kane covers where we're at in voice right now, from adoption numbers and usage figures, to emerging environments and a run through of some exemplar use cases. View the slides and source material: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NqmndiWCF4EEke76lCFQaTKr9jyepkp0Qv_F1bV59rc/edit?usp=sharing Find out more about the...

Duration:00:30:59

Inside Voice with Kane Simms and James Poulter

3/11/2019
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An interview with Kane Simms taken from the Inside Voice podcast, the official podcast of the Voice Summit 2019. Visit voicesummit.ai to apply to speak or buy tickets.

Duration:00:30:12

Smart speakers increase in-store sales with Bree Glaeser and Brooke Hawkins

3/4/2019
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Diving deep into the usage of smart speakers in-store, finding out how a voice assistant is helping with product selection and driving sales, with The Mars Agency's Bree Glaeser and Brooke Hawkins. If you've had your ear to the ground, you might have come across this example of how voice is being used to help people shop for whisky in-store. It's called SmartAisle. It's an interactive voice assistant that takes away the paradox of choice by guiding users through a conversation to find the...

Duration:00:47:36

Anything world with Gordon Midwood

2/18/2019
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This week, we're getting deep into using voice to enhance the gaming experience, with Anything World founder, Gordon Midwood. Where to listen Apple podcasts Spotify YouTube CastBox Spreaker TuneIn Breaker Stitcher PlayerFM iHeartRadio Links Website: https://anything.world/ Insta: https://www.instagram.com/anything.world.worldwide Twitter: https://twitter.com/_AnythingWorld FB: https://www.facebook.com/Anything.World.Worldwide/ iOS app:...

Duration:00:48:46