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Our May meetup will feature start-ups on the cutting edge of design interfaces, one on voice applications and another on multi-user chatbots.
Sayspring is a platform for designing interactive prototypes for voice applications, starting with Amazon Alexa & Google Home, without any code. Mark will discuss best practices for designing and prototyping voice applications.
Emoji Salad is a social chatbot which enables friends to play a game together, all facilitated by a digital assistant. Ari and Kevin will discuss their process for designing and prototyping the assistant, in particular challenges arising from mediating a multiplayer game, along with some of the technical architectural decisions behind building it.
As always, we'll also have members of our community present the bots that they have been working on. We currently have a slot for one more bot demo which you can apply for here (https://goo.gl/forms/l9Qt7QbT5RP4eVmK2).
The timeline for this event is as follows:
6:00pm - Networking and Pizza
6:30pm - Kickoff
6:35pm - Voice Design and Prototyping - Mark Webster
7:15pm - Lessons from designing multi-user chatbots - Ari + Kevin
~8:20pm - Extended Q&A and Open Member Discussion
More on our speakers
Kevin Scott - A creative technologist with over 10 years’ experience, Kevin delights in working at the intersection of design and development.
Ari Zilnik - A user experience designer with a passion for building products, Ari designs products that are human-centered and driven by personality.
Mark Webster - A serial entrepreneur, Mark has spent 18+ years in Product, design, and development. His last company, SideTour, was acquired by Groupon.
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