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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

How people REALLY use Amazon Alexa with Martin Porcheron

4/16/2018
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Today, we’re discussing the findings of Martin Porcheron’s study, ‘Voice interfaces in everyday life’. We uncover insights into how people actually use Amazon Alexa in the home. We find unique user behaviour, new technology challenges and understand what it all means for voice UX designers, developers and brands. Voice interfaces in everyday life Imagine if you could eaves drop into someone's house and listen to how they interact with their Amazon Echo. Imagine, whenever someone said...

Duration:01:10:27

Tackling the challenges of discoverability and monetisation on Amazon Alexa with Jo Jaquinta

4/9/2018
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Today, we're getting deep into the biggest challenges facing designers and developers on the Alexa platform: being discovered and making money. And who better to take us through it, than one of the most experienced developers on the voice scene, Jo 'the Oracle' Jaquinta. Speak to anyone who's serious about voice first development and they'll tell you the two biggest challenges facing the voice first world right now are skill discoverability and monetisation. Vasili Shynkarenka of...

Duration:01:18:58

My first 30 days as a VUI designer with Ilana Shalowitz and Brian Bauman

4/2/2018
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Today, we’re getting into detail about what it’s like to be a full-time VUI designer. We’re discussing the details of the role, the day to day duties and the skillsets that are important to succeed in designing voice user interfaces. The role of a VUI designer has been around for a while, but it’s not so common. However, with the rise of voice as an access point for controlling technology, this is one of the roles of the future. If you’re planning for that future and are considering...

Duration:01:00:48

Voice first user research with Konstantin Samoylov and Adam Banks

3/26/2018
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We’re talking to ex-Googlers, Konstantin Samoylov and Adam Banks, about their findings from conducting research on voice assistants at Google and their approach to building world-leading UX labs. This episode is a whirlwind of insights, practical advice and engaging anecdotes that cover the width and breadth of user research and user behaviour in the voice first and voice assistant space. It’s littered with examples of user behaviour found when researching voice at Google and peppered...

Duration:01:18:01

Hearing voices: a strategic view of the voice space with Matt Hartman

3/19/2018
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This week, Dustin and I are joined by Matt Hartman, partner at Betaworks, curator of the Hearing Voices newsletter and creator of the Wiffy Alexa Skill. In this episode, we’re discussing: Our Guest, Matt Hartman Matt Hartman has been with Betaworks for the past 4 years and handles the investment side of the company. Matt spends his days with his ear to the ground, meeting company founders and entrepreneurs, searching for the next big investment opportunities. Paying attention to trends...

Duration:00:48:21

All about Mycroft with Joshua Montgomery, Steve Penrod and Derick Schweppe

3/12/2018
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This week, we’re joined by the Mycroft AI team, and we’re getting deep into designing and developing on the open source alternative to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. If you’ve tried creating voice apps on platforms such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, then you’ll do doubt be familiar with their current limitations. Push notifications, monetisation and all-round flexibility generally leave plenty to be desired. What if there was an alternative? A platform that really did let you...

Duration:01:19:48

How to create an Alexa Skill without coding with Vasili Shynkarenka

3/5/2018
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But first, let's welcome co-host; Dustin Coates We're joined in this episode by our new co-host, Dustin Coates. Dustin is the author of Voice Applications for Alexa and Google Assistant and has been involved in the voice scene since day 1. With extensive experience in software engineering, deep knowledge of Alexa and Google Assistant development and an immense passion for voice, Dustin brings a new perspective and different angles of questioning that, not only technical folk, but non-tech...

Duration:01:05:58

Cross-platform voice development with Jan König

2/26/2018
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Find out all about the Jovo framework that lets you create Alexa Skills and Google Assistant apps at the same time, using the same code! You know how you always need to write platform-specific code for everything? One lot of code for your iOS app, another load for Android and more for Windows (if you even bother). Well, the same challenges exist today when creating voice apps. Well, those challenges did exist, until Jovo came along. With the Jovo framework, you can create an Alexa Skill...

Duration:00:57:19

All about conversational AI with Jeff Smith

2/19/2018
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Conversational AI crops up constantly in conversations about voice, but what actually is it? How the heck does it work? And how can you use it? We speak to Jeff Smith to find out. In this episode, we cover: At the foot of the show, I said that this was: And I wasn’t lying. Getting to grips with Conversational AI If you’re not familiar with the concepts of conversational AI, this episode will give you a great introduction. If you are familiar and work in the industry, Jeff drops some...

Duration:01:06:46

How to build an Alexa Skill in Wordpress with Tom Harrigan

2/12/2018
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In this episode, we’re going to show you how you can build an Alexa Skill from right within Wordpress. Wordpress powers almost a third of the internet and now millions of websites running Wordpress can all have a presence on voice. It’s all thanks to VoiceWP, the Wordpress plugin that lets you build an Alexa Skill from within the most widely adopted CMS on the planet. You can create Flash Briefings with ease and even have Alexa read the content of your website. We all know about audio...

Duration:00:42:49

Voice-first user testing with Sam Howard

2/12/2018
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In this episode, we're talking about voice first user testing, why it's so imperative and how you can get started doing your own voice user testing. Why voice first user testing? Although usability testing graphical user interfaces is as common as a trending tweet, it's a seed that’s yet to be greatly sewn in the world of voice. There are many services that will provide technical testing, but those specifically offering voice first user testing in person with real users are few and far...

Duration:00:52:58

Welcome to VUX World with Kane Simms

2/12/2018
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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to VUX World. This introductory episode is all about what VUX World is all about. Here, I'll take you through: The aims of VUX World This is an ambitious show that intends to cover three core aims for three primary groups of people: How we'll meet our aims We'll reach those aims through focusing on three core pillars of content. Why?How?What's stopping you? The host of VUX World Your host for this journey is me, Kane Simms. I have a...

Duration:00:16:06

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