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New Features, Voice, VUI Design

Convert Audio Files to use with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

More and more, the team at Sayspring has been using earcons and non-verbal audio as part of our voice design projects and prototypes. Because encoding audio for voice... Read More

Voice, VUI Design

Earcons, the audio version of an icon

As platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant continue to drive the growth of voice user interfaces (VUI), more and more designers are finding themselves working in a... Read More

Voice, Voice Devices, VUI Design

What Netflix, Capital One and Apple Can Teach Us About Voice Design

When companies like Netflix, Capital One, and Apple set out to create products that have an impact, they take design seriously. Design contributes to their bottom lines. Voice... Read More

The Amazon Mobile app is enabled with a fully-functional voice assistant
Amazon Alexa, Voice, VUI Design

Use your Amazon app to demo voice interfaces on mobile devices

When you open the Amazon app on your smartphone, look for the Alexa logo next to the search field. That logo does more than help you search Amazon... Read More

Amazon Alexa, Google Home, VUI Design

The Value of Building Prototypes for Amazon Alexa and Google Home

Having an idea for a product is a funny thing. It’s easy to imagine in your head what the experience will be, and it’s exciting to think about... Read More

VUI Design

Poor Voice Design, Angry People

In a world of countless daily digital interactions, we have all experienced the annoyance of a bad user experience. When an errant pop-up obscures the screen, or when... Read More

VUI Design

The Impact of Voice Design on Naming

Naming is hard. When you’re deciding what to call your startup, product or even band, finding the right words that evoke the desired emotion while creating something memorable can be a... Read More