Designing Effective Voice Interfaces: Insights from Design Director Alisa Sergey Kondaurov

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TLDR Voice assistants are becoming increasingly popular and important, but designing effective voice interfaces requires understanding their capabilities and limitations, as well as considering user needs and expectations.

Key insights

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    The shift towards voice interfaces may lead to a future where screens and keyboards are no longer necessary, as we communicate with our devices through natural and effortless dialogue.
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    The use of voice assistants is not only beneficial for the visually impaired but also for those who are not technologically savvy, as it simplifies tasks and makes technology more accessible.
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    Our ancient brain adapts to perform actions without thinking, which is why voice assistants can directly solve tasks when we formulate a desire and say it aloud.
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    The design of voice interfaces should consider the ability to cancel and exit at any step, allowing users more options and flexibility.
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    The best example of programming a voice assistant is when it operates with abstract human phrases and conveys the essence at the level of sensations, rather than focusing on facts.
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    Voice requests can be interpreted by AI to understand not only the literal meaning but also the context and intention behind them, allowing for more personalized and efficient assistance.
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    The next important development for voice assistants is the ability to understand and imitate a person's emotions through facial recognition, which would be a significant advancement in their capabilities.
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    The future of voice assistants could involve analyzing the face of the interlocutor to understand their emotions and intentions, allowing for more natural and interruptible conversations.

Timestamped Summary

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    Voice assistants are becoming more prevalent, and the speaker discusses their experience as a design director for Alice services, highlighting the lack of understanding about Alice's communication capabilities.
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    Yandex faced challenges in creating a voice assistant but eventually acquired a team, and the speaker discusses the importance of voice assistants, their integration into devices, and their potential for visually impaired individuals and wider adoption in Russia.
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    Voice assistants like Alice are becoming increasingly popular in Russia due to their ability to speak Russian and create a comfortable atmosphere at home, with a focus on functionality and task performance, although physical remote controls are still necessary for efficient and accurate control of information.
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    Voice assistants are convenient for simple tasks like changing the volume, but not suitable for scanning lists; designing voice interfaces involves finding ideas, considering the ability to cancel and exit, and giving users time to think and clarify.
  • 🗣️
    Voice assistants are becoming a separate profession for designers, who need to create well-designed voice scripts that create a sense of magic and commitment to technology, while also managing user disappointment and frustration in graphical interfaces, as voice assistants like Alice have limitations and inconsistent performance across different devices and platforms.
  • 🎙️
    Voice interface designers aim to create a continuous flow of communication with voice assistants, mimicking real human communication and focusing on sensations rather than facts, while synthetic language in search engines can enhance the interface's usefulness.
  • 🗣️
    Voice assistants should be designed for professionals, using limited options and quick responses, while also considering the importance of context, simplicity, and the ability to replace multiple clicks and study interfaces.
  • 🗣️
    Voice assistants are evolving to recognize and imitate emotions, provide psychological support, and engage in more natural conversations, while also addressing the challenges of initiating interaction and understanding context.
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