A new era of computing is upon us, one where advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence are creating an explosion of interest in understanding and creating natural language processing and conversational interfaces. Platforms such as Amazon and Google are building user experiences leveraging voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Currently, over 30 million consumers have voice assistants in their homes, creating the potential for conversation as the new mode of interaction with technology. Now the new challenge facing developers is how to build a user experience that’s modeled after a natural human conversation.

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Perfecting the Voice Experience

The top platforms are in a race to perfect the voice experience. Amazon has offered a means for Alexa developers to monetize their skills on its app store. New skills, use cases, and functionality are added to platforms at an exuberant pace. For those who are interested in how to create the perfect voice experience, or just for those who want to understand what the evolution of voice means to the future of computing, there are 5 books that any voice enthusiast should read. These books outline the basic mechanics of conversation, introduce core principles to design by, and present readers with practical UI toolkits to start creating conversational experiences that engage, delight, and truly help users.

Top 5 Voice Experience Books

Designing Voice User Interfaces: Principles of Conversational Experiences by Cathy Pearl

Wired for Speech: How Voice Activates and Advances the Human-Computer Relationship by Clifford Nass Scott Brave 

Designing Bots: Creating Conversational Experiences by Amir Shevat

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