Voice User Interface Design

Author: Michael H. Cohen,Michael Harris Cohen,James P. Giangola,Jennifer Balogh

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321185761

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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This book is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to voice user interface (VUI) design. The VUI is perhaps the most critical factor in the success of any automated speech recognition (ASR) system, determining whether the user experience will be satisfying or frustrating, or even whether the customer will remain one. This book describes a practical methodology for creating an effective VUI design. The methodology is scientifically based on principles in linguistics, psychology, and language technology, and is illustrated here by examples drawn from the authors' work at Nuance Communications, the market leader in ASR development and deployment. The book begins with an overview of VUI design issues and a description of the technology. The authors then introduce the major phases of their methodology. They first show how to specify requirements and make high-level design decisions during the definition phase. They next cover, in great detail, the design phase, with clear explanations and demonstrations of each design principle and its real-world applications. Finally, they examine problems unique to VUI design in system development, testing, and tuning. Key principles are illustrated with a running sample application. A companion Web site provides audio clips for each example: www.VUIDesign.org The cover photograph depicts the first ASR system, Radio Rex: a toy dog who sits in his house until the sound of his name calls him out. Produced in 1911, Rex was among the few commercial successes in earlier days of speech recognition. Voice User Interface Design reveals the design principles and practices that produce commercial success in an era when effective ASRs are not toys but competitive necessities.
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Designing Voice User Interfaces

Principles of Conversational Experiences

Author: Cathy Pearl

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491955384

Category: Computers

Page: 278

View: 2349

Voice user interfaces (VUIs) are becoming all the rage today. But how do you build one that people can actually converse with? Whether you’re designing a mobile app, a toy, or a device such as a home assistant, this practical book guides you through basic VUI design principles, helps you choose the right speech recognition engine, and shows you how to measure your VUI’s performance and improve upon it. Author Cathy Pearl also takes product managers, UX designers, and VUI designers into advanced design topics that will help make your VUI not just functional, but great. Understand key VUI design concepts, including command-and-control and conversational systems Decide if you should use an avatar or other visual representation with your VUI Explore speech recognition technology and its impact on your design Take your VUI above and beyond the basic exchange of information Learn practical ways to test your VUI application with users Monitor your app and learn how to quickly improve performance Get real-world examples of VUIs for home assistants, smartwatches, and car systems
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Voice User Interface Design

Moving from GUI to Mixed Modal Interaction

Author: Ritwik Dasgupta

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484241258

Category: Computers

Page: 108

View: 4070

Design and implement voice user interfaces. This guide to VUI helps you make decisions as you deal with the challenges of moving from a GUI world to mixed-modal interactions with GUI and VUI. The way we interact with devices is changing rapidly and this book gives you a close view across major companies via real-world applications and case studies. Voice User Interface Design provides an explanation of the principles of VUI design. The book covers the design phase, with clear explanations and demonstrations of each design principle through examples of multi-modal interactions (GUI plus VUI) and how they differ from pure VUI. The book also differentiates principles of VUI related to chat-based bot interaction models. By the end of the book you will have a vision of the future, imagining new user-oriented scenarios and new avenues, which until now were untouched. What You'll Learn Implement and adhere to each design principle Understand how VUI differs from other interaction models Work in the current VUI landscape Who This Book Is For Interaction designers, entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, thought leaders, and AI enthusiasts interested in the future of user experience/interaction, designing high-quality VUI, and product decision making
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Mobile Usability

Author: Jakob Nielsen,Raluca Budiu

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3826695712

Category: Computers

Page: 236

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Für iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Designs für kleine Displays optimal gestalten Texte für die mobile Nutzung verfassen und Inhalte strukturieren Einfache Navigationen für Smartphones und Tablets Die Erstellung von mobilen Websites und Apps ist ein ständiger Spagat zwischen der Bereitstellung von Inhalten und der Darstellung auf kleinen Displays. Reduzierte Inhalte, einfache Navigationsmöglichkeiten, Optimierung des Designs bei langsamen Übertragungsgeschwindigkeiten – mit diesen Herausforderungen ist jeder Entwickler konfrontiert. Wie entwirft man die besten Websites und Apps für moderne Smartphone- und Tablet-Nutzer? Der Bestseller-Autor Jakob Nielsen und seine Co-Autorin Raluca Budiu gehen dieser Frage nach und untersuchen in diesem Buch die wichtigsten Aspekte guter Mobile Usability. So erfahren Sie anhand zahlreicher Beispiele, wie Sie eine gelungene Navigation sowie passende Designs und Textinhalte für mobile Geräte entwerfen und dabei die User Experience mit Blick auf das mobile Nutzungsverhalten optimal berücksichtigen. Die dargestellten Methoden basieren auf Erkenntnissen aus internationalen Studien, die anhand zahlreicher Usability-Tests durchgeführt wurden. Dieses Buch richtet sich an Designer und Softwareentwickler, aber ebenso an Texter, Redakteure, Produktmanager und Marketing-Mitarbeiter. Sowohl Einsteiger als auch erfahrene Mobile-Usability-Veteranen erhalten wertvolle Hinweise und Tipps. Dr. Jakob Nielsen ist Mitgründer und Leiter der Nielsen Norman Group. Zudem begründete er auch die »Discount Usability Engineering«-Bewegung, die sich in erster Linie mit schnellen und effizienten Methoden zur Qualitätsverbesserung von Benutzeroberflächen beschäftigt. Das Nachrichtenmagazin U.S. News & World Report bezeichnete Nielsen als »den weltweit führenden Experten für Web Usability« und die Tageszeitung USA Today beschrieb sein Wirken gar als »The next best thing to a true time machine«. Er ist Autor zahlreicher Bestseller wie Web Usability, Eyetracking Web Usability sowie Designing Web Usability, das weltweit mehr als 250.000 Mal verkauft und in 22 Sprachen übersetzt wurde. Dr. Raluca Budiu ist User Experience Specialist bei der Nielsen Norman Group. In dieser Funktion betätigt sie sich auch als Beraterin für Großunternehmen aus verschiedensten Industriebereichen sowie Tutorin für die Sachgebiete Mobile Usability, Touchgeräte-Usability, kognitive Psychologie für Designer sowie Prinzipien der Mensch-Computer-Interaktion.
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Don't make me think!

Web & Mobile Usability: Das intuitive Web

Author: Steve Krug

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958457665

Category: Computers

Page: 216

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Voice Interaction Design

Crafting the New Conversational Speech Systems

Author: Randy Allen Harris

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080474809

Category: Computers

Page: 624

View: 940

From the voice on the phone, to the voice on the computer, to the voice from the toaster, speech user interfaces are coming into the mainstream and are here to stay forever. Soundly anchored in HCI, cognitive psychology, linguistics, and social psychology, this supremely practical book is loaded with examples, how-to advice, and design templates. Drawing widely on decades of research—in lexicography, conversation analysis, computational linguistics, and social psychology—author Randy Allen Harris outlines the principles of how people use language interactively, and illustrates every aspect of design work. In the first part of the book, Harris provides a thorough conceptual basis of language in all its relevant aspects, from speech sounds to conversational principles. The second part takes you patiently through the entire process of designing an interactive speech system: from team building to user profiles, to agent design, scripting, and evaluation. This book provides interaction designers with the knowledge and strategies to craft language-based applications the way users will expect them to behave. *Loaded with examples and practical synopses of the best practice. *An ideal combination of conceptual base, practical illustrations, and "how-to" advice—for design and for the entire design process. *Will bring novice voice designers fully up to speed, and give experienced designers a new understanding of the principles underlying human speech interaction, principles from which to improve voice interaction design.
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Practical Speech User Interface Design

Author: James R. Lewis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439815852

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 8942

Although speech is the most natural form of communication between humans, most people find using speech to communicate with machines anything but natural. Drawing from psychology, human-computer interaction, linguistics, and communication theory, Practical Speech User Interface Design provides a comprehensive yet concise survey of practical speech user interface (SUI) design. It offers practice-based and research-based guidance on how to design effective, efficient, and pleasant speech applications that people can really use. Focusing on the design of speech user interfaces for IVR applications, the book covers speech technologies including speech recognition and production, ten key concepts in human language and communication, and a survey of self-service technologies. The author, a leading human factors engineer with extensive experience in research, innovation and design of products with speech interfaces that are used worldwide, covers both high- and low-level decisions and includes Voice XML code examples. To help articulate the rationale behind various SUI design guidelines, he includes a number of detailed discussions of the applicable research. The techniques for designing usable SUIs are not obvious, and to be effective, must be informed by a combination of critically interpreted scientific research and leading design practices. The blend of scholarship and practical experience found in this book establishes research-based leading practices for the design of usable speech user interfaces for interactive voice response applications.
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The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“
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Handbuch der Webnavigation

Author: James Kalbach

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3897218658

Category: Internet searching

Page: 397

View: 7919

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The elements of user interface design

Author: Theo Mandel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 440

View: 4310

". . . a book that should be forced on every developer working today. If only half the rules in this book were followed, the quality of most programs would increase tenfold." -Kevin Bachus, praising Theo Mandel's The GUI-OOUI War A total guide to mastering the art and science of user interface design For most computer users, the user interface is the software, and in today's ultracompetitive software markets, developers can't afford to provide users and clients with anything less than optimal software ease, usability, and appeal. The Elements of User Interface Design is written by a cognitive psychologist and interface design specialist with more than a decade's research and design experience. Writing for novices and veteran developers and designers alike, Dr. Mandel takes you from command-line interfaces and graphical-user interfaces (GUIs) to object-oriented user interfaces (OOUIs) and cutting-edge interface technologies and techniques. Throughout, coverage is liberally supplemented with screen shots, real-life case studies, and vignettes that bring interface design principles to life. Destined to become the bible for a new generation of designers and developers, The Elements of User Interface Design Arms you with a "tested-in-the-trenches," four-phase, iterative design process * Analyzes well-known interfaces, including Windows 95, Windows NT, OS/2 Warp, Microsoft Bob, Visual Basic, Macintosh, and the World Wide Web * Schools you in object-oriented interface (OOUI) design principles and techniques * Offers practical coverage of interface agents, wizards, voice interaction, social user interfaces, Web design, and other new and emerging technologies
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Don't Make Me Tap!

A Common Sense Approach to Voice Usability

Author: Ahmed Bouzid,Weiye Ma

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492196518

Category:

Page: 142

View: 4540

This book is a short introduction to the principles and techniques behind designing effective voice user interfaces. Drawing on years of experience designing and implementing user-centric telephony voice systems, the authors present a short and highly accessible tract on how to design effective voice experiences for portable electronic devices in the form of wearable technology. A whole new class of use cases -- mainly those where either the eyes or the hands or both are busy -- can now be easily enabled by an effectively designed wearable pure voice interface. Actions that would normally take 10 steps or more on your iPhone (even with Siri) can be effectively carried out in 2 or 3 steps: you want to check the weather? Forget your iPhone. Instead, talk to a little device that's on your shirt collar and say, "Weather," and the weather conditions and forecast are read to you. Wearable Voice is the Next Big Thing in the world of User Interface (UI) design and this book presents one of the first systematic practical guides to effectively delivering such UIs.
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Google-Mitarbeiter

Der erste Insider-Bericht aus dem Weltkonzern

Author: Douglas Edwards

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864142768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 8489

1998 erblickte einer der einflussreichsten Internetkonzerne das Licht der Welt. Einer, der nicht nur die IT-Welt eroberte, sondern es obendrein geschafft hat, einen eigenen Begriff zu prägen. Googeln schaffte es sogar in den Duden. Die Suchmaschine ist heute für Millionen Menschen die Anlaufstelle Nummer 1, wenn es um die Beschaffung von Informationen geht. Und von der ersten Stunde an dabei war Google-Mitarbeiter Nr. 59, Douglas Edwards. Mit viel Humor berichtet er von den Anfängen, der ganz eigenen Google-Kultur und seinen ganz persönlichen Erfahrungen in der sehr speziellen Welt eines Internet-Start-ups auf dem Weg zum Global Player. Er beschreibt, wie Larry Page und Sergey Brin mit Eigensinn und einer leichten Arroganz Google dahin brachten, wo Google heute ist und wofür Google steht. Atmen wir quasi die Google-Luft in der Konzernzentrale und begeben uns mit Douglas Edwards auf die Reise durch das Google-Imperium. Dabei erzählt er uns viele persönliche Geschichten darüber, wie es ist, im wohl eigenwilligsten Konzern der Welt zu arbeiten.
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Voice Compass 2007

Author: N.A

Publisher: aixvox

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Voice User Interface a Complete Guide

Author: Gerardus Blokdyk

Publisher: 5starcooks

ISBN: 9780655196136

Category:

Page: 124

View: 8033

What are your most important goals for the strategic Voice User Interface objectives? How will you know that the Voice User Interface project has been successful? How do we Identify specific Voice User Interface investment and emerging trends? Meeting the challenge: are missed Voice User Interface opportunities costing us money? Why should we adopt a Voice User Interface framework? Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a challenge or meet an objective is the most valuable role... In EVERY group, company, organization and department. Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?' This Self-Assessment empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Voice user interface investments work better. This Voice user interface All-Inclusive Self-Assessment enables You to be that person. All the tools you need to an in-depth Voice user interface Self-Assessment. Featuring 701 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Voice user interface improvements can be made. In using the questions you will be better able to: - diagnose Voice user interface projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices - implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals - integrate recent advances in Voice user interface and process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines Using a Self-Assessment tool known as the Voice user interface Scorecard, you will develop a clear picture of which Voice user interface areas need attention. Your purchase includes access details to the Voice user interface self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next. Your exclusive instant access details can be found in your book.
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Lean UX

Mit der Lean-Methode zu besserer User Experience

Author: Jeff Gothelf,Josh Seiden

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958451616

Category:

Page: 208

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- Lean UX effektiv im Unternehmen implementieren - Vorhandene Strukturen anpassen und interdisziplinäre Teams bilden - Mit Lean UX schlanke und schnell lieferbare Produktversionen erstellen Der Lean-UX-Ansatz für das Interaction Design ist wie geschaffen für die webdominierte Realität von heute. Jeff Gothelf, Pionier und führender Experte für Lean UX, erläutert in diesem Buch die zentralen Prinzipien, Taktiken und Techniken dieser Entwicklungsmethode von Grund auf – das Experimentieren mit Designideen in schneller Abfolge, die Validierung mithilfe echter Nutzer und die kontinuierliche Anpassung Ihres Designs anhand der neu hinzugewonnenen Erkenntnisse. In Anlehnung an die Theorien des Lean Developments und anderer agiler Entwicklungsmethoden gestattet Ihnen Lean UX, sich auf das Designen der eigentlichen User Experience statt auf die Deliverables zu konzentrieren. Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie eng mit anderen Mitgliedern des Produktteams zusammenarbeiten sowie frühzeitige und häufige Nutzerfeedbacks realisieren können. Außerdem erfahren Sie, wie sich der Designprozess in kurzen, iterativen Zyklen vorantreiben lässt, um herauszufinden, was sowohl in geschäftlicher Hinsicht als auch aus Sicht der Nutzer am besten funktioniert. Lean UX weist Ihnen den Weg, wie Sie dieses Umdenken in Ihrem Unternehmen herbeiführen können – eine Wendung zum Besseren. - Visualisieren Sie das Problem, das Sie zu lösen versuchen, und fokussieren Sie Ihr Team auf die »richtigen« Ergebnisse - Vermitteln Sie dem gesamten Produktteam das Designer Toolkit - Lassen Sie Ihr Team sehr viel früher als üblich an Ihren Erkenntnissen teilhaben - Erstellen Sie MVPs (Minimum Viable Products), um in Erfahrung zu bringen, welche Ideen und Konzepte funktionieren - Beziehen Sie die »Stimme des Kunden« in den gesamten Projektzyklus mit ein - Kombinieren Sie Lean UX mit dem agilen Scrum-Framework und steigern Sie so die Produktivität Ihres Teams - Setzen Sie sich mit den organisatorischen Veränderungen auseinander, die zur Anwendung und Integration der Lean-UX-Methode erforderlich sind
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Wie ich die Dinge geregelt kriege

Selbstmanagement für den Alltag

Author: David Allen

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492972314

Category: Self-Help

Page: 432

View: 8699

Eigentlich sollte man längst bei einem Termin sein, doch dann klingelt das Handy und das E-Mail-Postfach quillt auch schon wieder über. Für Sport und Erholung bleibt immer weniger Zeit und am Ende resigniert man ausgebrannt, unproduktiv und völlig gestresst. Doch das muss nicht sein. Denn je entspannter wir sind, desto kreativer und produktiver werden wir. Mit David Allens einfacher und anwendungsorientierter Methode wird beides wieder möglich: effizient zu arbeiten und die Freude am Leben zurückzugewinnen.
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Usability of Speech Dialog Systems

Listening to the Target Audience

Author: Thomas Hempel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540783435

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 6879

Before designing a speech application system, three key questions have to be answered: who will use it, why and how often? This book focuses on these high-level questions and gives a criteria of when and how to design speech systems. After an introduction, the state-of-the-art in modern voice user interfaces is displayed. The book goes on to evolve criteria for designing and evaluating successful voice user interfaces. Trends in this fast growing area are also presented.
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