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User Experience Design

The design of user experience (UX) for speech technologies cannot be forgotten and must focus on maximizing usability and the user interface. See below for the latest UX news, trends, and solutions.

Features

The State of the Speech Technology Industry

Artificial intelligence is improving almost every aspect of the speech industry.

The State of Speech Developer Platforms

Vendors focus on back-end system integration and portability

How Speech Technologies Can Level the Playing Field

Speech tech is a major driver behind assistive devices—ones that incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning and benefit from faster processing speeds and internet connectivity—that are helping people with all sorts of disabilities

Would You Like Fries With That? Speech Technology at the Drive-Thru

McDonald's recent acquisition of Apprente was big news, but voice-ordering is nothing new to the world of fast-food. This move just goes to show how important speech technology will be in the future of QSRs.

Industry Voices

Transforming Customer Interactions with Conversational Insight

Rethinking Voice in a Digital World

For years, investments in the voice channel have taken a backseat to digital. But thanks to the rise of IoT devices and AI-driven conversational experiences in the consumer realm, organizations must rethink the role of voice.

Video: Implications of a Speech UI

Grand Studio Lead Designer Diana Deibel discusses the ethical implications of speech UIs and remaining cognizant of the inherent human elements of speech and conversation in this clip from her presentation at SpeechTEK 2019.

Software Inside the Hardware: Unlocking the Skills in a VUI

Much as developers rushed to put new apps onto Apple's App Store in 2009, we're seeing a bit of a gold rush to develop new skills for voice assistants. But developing for a VUI is an entirely different challenge.

Columns

Breakthroughs in Speech Are Just Beginning

Our writers consulted with industry experts across the major sectors of the speech technology landscape to determine the state of the industry

5G Presents Opportunities for Everyone, and That’s the Problem

It's a landmark for the enterprise—including criminal ones

The Internet of Things Needs a Lingua Franca

With the proliferation of smart speakers, voice interaction with home devices is becoming increasingly common, and on the horizon are voice interactions with an ever greater number of smart environments—cities, offices, classrooms, factories, and healthcare settings. Developers will need to be on the same page

Voice-First User Interfaces Speak to the Omnichannel Future

Screen- and voice-oriented devices are becoming one and the same

Speech Technology Reports and Research

Analytics Initiatives that Quickly Produce Significant Impacts

Sponsored by Calabrio

How to Leverage AI Behavioral Models to Maintain Customer Satisfaction with Work-From-Home Agents

Sponsored by NICE Nexidia

Case Study: Voice AI and EmployBridge

Sponsored by Observe.AI

Learn How Voice AI Helps Mitigate Spikes in Call Volume

Sponsored by Observe.AI

User Experience Design Companies and Suppliers