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Sound in Voice User Interfaces – a Sound Architect’s perspective

  • #Sound Design

Sound in Voice User Interfaces – a Sound Architect’s perspective

The rise of voice assistants feels like a dream come true from a Sound Architect's perspective: a model of interaction becomes "mainstream" in which sound is the primary communication modality between humans and machines.

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Will voice control become a widely-used feature in video games in the future?

  • #Gaming
  • #Voice UX

Sports gaming release season 2021 is here – Imagine your all-time favorite games being taken to a whole different level. From a sports game perspective, having intense last minutes on the pitch in FIFA, being down 1-2, trying to outplay your opponent but it is just not working.

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Data and AI in voice – An interview with senior voice architect Dr. Laura Dreessen

  • #Voice Branding
  • #VUI Design

How do we use data and AI in VUI.agency’s voice projects? First and foremost, we use data to train voice recognition since every voice interaction starts with understanding. For this, we need speech data collections to understand how our user’s persona speaks.

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Accessibility in Voice – an interview with our UX designer, Sara Oliver

  • #VUI Design

We can always break an arm or a leg, lose our sight temporarily, or even lose our voice at a friend's gathering. Just consider how many people use glasses in the world. When talking about accessibility, we must see beyond a special condition, especially in User Experience Design.

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How will voice user interface design look like in 2050?

  • #VUI Design
  • #Innovation Design

We love voice and conversational interfaces. And we are always open to innovative collaborations and idea exchange.

This article is about the inspiring collaboration between VUI.agency and the AMD Akademie Mode & Design in Munich, where eleven students explored the future of voice, and developed a future scenario. Under the guidance of some of VUI.agency’s specialists, the students went through all the phases of the design thinking process and developed a voice project prototype.

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Five things I struggle with when trying to explain NLU to managers

  • #AI NLP
  • #VUI Design

Five things that managers in general should know about NLU, even if they have absolutely no background in the field.

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Part 1: The role of visual designers in 2030 – the holistic design approach

  • #Visual Design

What are Visual Designers doing right now at their working desks? Well, we are mostly hired for our visual craft skills, meaning creating everything a brand, an artist, a book, or a room is communicating to you on a visual level. And then sometimes if your education implied a marketing focus as well, we are also hired for our brand strategy skills. So what is the problem with that? And why is this state changing or does it even have to change?

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Is contextual voice experience the next breakthrough in voice user interaction?

  • #VUI Design

We took part in the Chatbot Africa & Conversational AI Summit 2021 and this is a follow up on our talk: “Contextual voice experiences.” There was a surprising amount of engagement and interest in the summit. It was interesting to connect with voice experts from the African region.

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Why every business needs to grow their ROI with a voice strategy in 2021

  • #Voice Branding

As people become more and more comfortable using voice user interfaces (VUI), expectations grow towards what customers expect from the products and services they purchase.

To stay competitive, companies need to start thinking about a voice strategy in order not to risk staying behind their competitors. In the same way, that it is not to doubt that a website is needed, it is not to doubt that a voice-first presence needs to be adopted.

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Why Multimodality and Multidevice is a Big Trend in 2021

  • #Voice UX

Looking back to the past year, we can see how voice technology is exponentially growing. Spending time at home, the lack of communication with the outside world, and the rise of our internet usage are a few elements influencing the adoption speed. As Brian Roemmele (president of Multiplex) said, the Voice-First sector will continue to be the fastest adopted technology in history.

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Supporting voices around the world – the importance of sustainability at VUI.agency

  • #Sustainability

We really love language, conversations, and sustainability at VUI.agency. More than 70% of our team are linguists and language experts so you can imagine that besides creating the next best voice assistant for top brands, we also have a lot of talks and debates on a lot of topics.

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We are partnering with VocaliD to offer inclusive and branded quality synthetic voices

  • #Voice Branding
  • #News

VUI.agency partnered with VocaliD, a successful US-based Voice AI company, offering synthesized  Voice personas with individuality, and not just robotized generic voices. Which is one of the best ways to end a year as a business?

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December 24th, 2030 - a journey into the future of Christmas and smart homes

  • #Voice UX

Remember the last ghost from Charles Dickens’ famous tale A Christmas Carol? The one who drags the cold-hearted protagonist into a dark and gloomy Christmas future without saying a single word? This blog post will not carry on with that foreboding silence – quite the contrary. We want to take you on a journey into a bright future, into the year 2030, and outline a vision in which the technology we already use today will sweeten our holiday season. Let’s imagine the future of Christmas and smart homes together.

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7 of our favorite German Christmas Voice Apps – VUI.agency recommended

  • #VUI Design

The pre-Christmas period is very emotional for many people. We reflect on the past year, taking stock of our situation, willing to start the new year fresh. Christmas time is about relaxing with our loved ones and enjoying the time off. As of December starts, we consciously put ourselves in a completely different mood.

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Bias in AI in 2020

  • #VUI Design

AI is coining many of today’s and even more of tomorrow’s technologies. As powerful as AI is, we need to keep in mind that it is only as good as its teachers and the data we feed it.

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