Designing for voice training

Finding the right voice experience

People are engaging more and more with voice assistants and all the predictions are for these devices to become integrated into our every day lives. To succeed in this exciting space, it's important to go back to user-centred principles.

Our hands-on 1-day course will help you define the most useful use cases for voice and a high-level voice UI, all based on business goals and user needs. We'll bring real-world insight based on designing voice experiences for lots of our clients. 

During the training course you'll learn how to:

  • Pick the right use case for voice
    Some interactions are better suited for voice than others. Going through our time-tested principles, you'll discover which of the services that your brand offers have the biggest potential of becoming successful voice apps
  • Design voice interactions that are usable and delightful
    We'll go through examples of both well-designed and poorly-designed voice interactions, so you can discover for yourself how designing for voice is different to designing for a screen
  • Sketch out the scenarios and flows of your voice app
    You'll want your voice app to respond to a range of things that people might say, and to respond appropriately. We'll show you how to plan for every scenario, including when users say something unexpected 
  • Prototype voice experiences
    With a range of easy to use prototyping tools (including your own voice!), you'll discover how to demonstrate your vision for your voice app to your colleagues and users
  • Test and launch your voice app
    As with any experience, voice apps need testing too! We'll show you how to involve users in the process and iterate toward a successful launch
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What will you learn?

Morning

  • When voice is (or isn't) the right channel
  • Voice assistant technologies - Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant
  • Opportunities and limitations of voice technology
  • Coming up with voice app ideas
  • Understanding privacy and security concerns
  • Role-playing and evaluating ideas
  • Interaction design principles
  • Storyboarding your voice app
  • Combining voice with other channels
  • Handling errors and unexpected user actions

Afternoon

  • Writing for voice
  • Injecting brand personality in your voice app
  • Prototyping tools for voice
  • Building your first prototype
  • Evaluating voice apps with users
  • Evolving your app based on feedback
  • Handing over to developers
  • Launching and marketing your voice app

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125 Kingsway
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Is this the right course for you?

This course is particularly suitable if you are:

  • A designer or product manager wanting to make your first steps with voice apps
  • Interested in finding out how your organisation can launch a successful voice experience for one or more of its products or services

Meet Alex Baxevanis, one of your trainers

Alex is an Experience Lead at Webcredible and leads teams of UX consultants and visual designers in delivering large-scale projects across a portfolio of clients. He gets very involved when we need to define product strategies and ensure we bring amazing innovation to our clients' products.

His innovation doesn't stop when he leaves the office - outside of work he's created iPhone and Apple Watch apps and an Alexa Skill, built 2 bikes from scratch and always has a personal project on the go to create something new.

Alex always looks forward to running Webcredible courses and loves to share his stories with you - and with over 10 years' experience helping to define leading digital products for world-leading brands, he has a lot to talk about!

Our recent thoughts on designing for voice...

Designing for voice report

How are people actually using voice interfaces?

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About the day

Duration

Courses start at 10am and finish at 4.30-5pm.

Food

Breakfast, lunch and cakes, all from the amazing PAUL's bakery plus as much fresh coffee, tea, soft drinks and fruit as you like.

Class size

No more than 10 participants - enough so you have other people to learn from but not too many that you're lost in the crowd.

What to bring

As well as your lovely self, you'll need a laptop and charger. Once you've booked, let us know if you don't have a laptop and we can lend you one of ours.

Why learn with us?

  • 10

    interactive courses, all designed so you return to the office and get going with your new skills

  • 10k

    Webcredible alumni that you'll join, not forgetting continued support from your trainers

  • 20+

    countries across Europe, the Americas, Middle East and Asia so be part of our international family

Webcredible helps businesses innovate, transform and succeed in a digital world.

We carry out research with your customers and then design products, services and ways of working based around their needs.

Our training academy can help you do the same.

  • Venue: Purpose built for hands-on learning

  • Refreshments: Get very well fed whilst you're here

  • Community: Meet like-minded people

  • Hands-on: Activity-based learning

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