Conversational interfaces: Designing for—and beyond—bots and agents

Workshop 1 h, 30 min
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With each passing day, our relationship with computers grows more personal. The touch of a human hand has replaced the mouse, and conversational interfaces now seem set to replace all manner of button or conventional interface. Is this pure hype, or a true step change in the evolution of personal computing?
In this workshop we will look at the current state of conversational interfaces, the challenges and benefits they bring, and where things are heading.

Speaker on this track

Stephanie Rieger

Stephanie is a designer, researcher and closet anthropologist with a particular interest in the human impact of embedding technology into every day life. A mobile industry veteran, she has worked with organisations such as Microsoft, Phillips, Intel, Nokia and Opera Software. A sought after speaker, Stephanie speaks at conferences and leads workshops on design and strategy all over the world. She is also co-founder and principal at yiibu, a small yet perfectly-formed consultancy that explores the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of the web and the world.

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