Past Meetup

The Voice UX Challenge: Designing for the Ubiquitous Voice

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Cooley LLP Offices

One Freedom Square, 11951 Freedom Dr · Reston, VA

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Maple North Conference Room on the 14th Floor

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Join us for the third Ubiquitous Voice Society DC Meetup, where we will continue our conversation about the Ubiquitous Voice interface: devices such as the Amazon Echo, Dot, Tap and the newly arriving Google Home.

In this session, we will focus on the challenge of designing highly usable experiences for pure voice, eyes-free/hands-free interfaces. As we we all know from our personal daily experiences with IVR Telephony, rare is the Voice User Interface (VUI) that delights. More often, the experiences that the user is subjected to are highly frustrating. How can we make sure that we don't replicate on interfaces such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home the bad VUIs that are deployed on telephony IVRs?

Come to the meeting prepared to share your thoughts, ideas, questions and to help strengthen and flesh out the ideas of other participants.

The meeting is on the 14th Floor. If you get there and the door is locked, just call[masked] and someone will come down to bring you upstairs.


6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Beer, snacks, chit-chatting and networking

7:00 pm - 7:10 pm - Introductions, Sponsors, Announcements

7:10 pm - 7:30 pm - Demos of Amazon Echo, Dot, Tap, and more.

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm - The Elements of Voice UX Design: Ahmed Bouzid, CEO of Witlingo

8:00 pm - 8:10 pm - Break

8:10 pm - 8:50 pm - Round table conversation with the audience: What will our home look like in 2020? Think about how we lived in 1990 and how we lived in the year 2000, and we are living now? What's the trajectory? Come prepared to brainstorm and to have fun.

8:50 pm - 9:00 pm - Closing and next steps