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"Open the pod bay doors, designer."

November 20, 2015

"Open the pod bay doors, designer."

Voice interfaces are coming. Siri / Google Now / Cortana is just the start. What will this mean for apps? For designers? Which bits of our work on screen might be replaced?


November 20, 2015

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  1. DAN SAFFER “future-proof yourself by ensuring that the kind of

    work you do cannot be easily replicated by an algorithm”
  2. • Limited shared vocabulary • Poor skills / co-ordination •

    No capacity to learn • Never sure job will get done Using VUI is a bit like dealing with Manuel…
  3. BILL BUXTON Everything is best for something and worst for

    something else. The trick is knowing what is what, for what, when, for whom, where, and most importantly, why.
  4. “Alexa, add glow in the dark toilet paper 

    the shopping list.” • handsfree context • noise filtering + recognition • focussed feature set
  5. The price of a multifunctional touchscreen 
 is the volume

    of required input. VUI is an efficient shortcut.
  6. MARC WEISER “The most profound technologies are those that disappear.

    They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.”