Voice UI Systems

Designing, Developing, and Deploying Conversational Interfaces

Voice-commanded applications are everywhere, running on smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, digital assistants like Apple’s Siri, speech-based automotive chatbots, and even novelties like the Alexa-enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass. This engaging guide focuses on end-to-end voice app development, concrete best practices, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Voice UI Systems is your personal roadmap to developing successful voice applications. In this insightful guide, you’ll get a solid foundation in modern voice technologies and also get your feet wet writing your first speech interaction apps. As you progress, you’ll devise an effective plan for balancing business and product requirements, technology dependencies, and user needs.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

Ann Thymé-Gobbel is currently the Voice UI/UX Design Leader at Sound United. She holds a Ph.D. in cognitive science and linguistics from UC San Diego.

Charles Jankowski is Director of NLP Application at CloudMinds Technologies. He holds S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees from M.I.T.