Voice interfaces are everywhere. Yet think of your most recent interactions with robot or assistant interfaces, you likely left feeling underwhelmed. Today’s Voice UI doesn’t live up to our expectations and it's all Science Fiction’s fault! For over a century pop culture has made promises, like a hoverboard or flying cars, that technology hasn’t managed to keep. We can change all that. Conversation designers of today can make interfaces that amaze and delight, we just need to understand the rules.
Join Bryce Howitson in examining various robots of popular culture from movies to books and even video games. We’ll discover what humanity expects from voice interactions and the source of those ideas. Finally, I’ll share tools and techniques to create engaging conversational interfaces that amaze audiences as much as those created long ago, in galaxies far far away.