NUX Manchester – 4 Feb 2019 – Deceptively Simple: Designing a Voice Experience for Preschoolers

NUX Manchester meet-ups are kindly sponsored by BookingGo.

The next NUX Manchester event is taking place on Monday 4th February 2019 in our regular home at the office of BookingGo, at 35 Fountain Street, just behind Primark in Manchester City Centre.

Join us from 6:30pm for food, drinks and networking. The talk will start at 7:00pm.

Deceptively Simple: Designing a Voice Experience for Preschoolers

Paul Jackson, BBC

How do you design a VUI experience for an audience that is still learning to speak? That was the unique challenge faced by the Voice + AI team at the BBC.

Over the past year we’ve worked hard to provide a voice experience that’s immersive and engaging, yet still simple enough for a three year old to use.

The final result – the BBC Kids Skill for Amazon’s Alexa devices – hides a wealth of complex design decisions behind a child friendly exterior.

Paul Jackson, Senior Designer, will discuss how we approached this unique challenge, why we chose to focus on this audience and what we learned about designing for voice in the process.

About Paul

Paul Jackson is a Senior Designer in the Voice + AI team at the BBC. He has been designing, prototyping and building digital products for over 15 years, counting Disney, Honda and Nintendo amongst his previous clients.

In his free time, Paul enjoys toy shopping in Tokyo, tending to his farm in Stardew Valley and taking part in Parkrun.

Follow Paul: @madebymagnolia

Running order

6:30 – 7:00 Free pizza, beer, soft drinks & refreshments provided by our sponsors BookingGo
7:00 – 8:00 Paul’s talk
8:00 onwards Open discussion and networking (with more free beers)



Places are limited. Please only reserve a ticket if you are able to attend.

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