Creating a best-in-class voice first user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) can be a challenging task. But cover a few bases and it can turn into a rewarding one. The rise of virtual assistants and voice-controlled devices has made it important to understand how is voice first design different. The most important aspect is it needs visualizing the user interaction with your product or service through voice alone. Here is our beginner’s guide to designing a voice first UI-UX:
Beginner’s guide to designing voice first UI-UX
Start with a clear goal in mind:
The first step in our beginners guide to designing voice first UI-UX is the big picture. Before you start designing, it’s important to have clear goals. An understanding of what you want your voice first UI and UX to accomplish? Do you want to provide information to users, help them perform tasks, or both? Having clear goals will help guide your design decisions and ensure that you are meeting the needs of your users.
Make use of natural language:
When designing a voice first UI and UX, it’s important to make use of natural language of your users. This means using words and phrases that are commonly used in everyday conversation of your users and avoiding technical jargon or industry-specific terms that maybe alien to them. Using natural language will make it easier for users to understand and interact with your product or service.
Use clear and concise prompts:
When designing prompts for your voice first UI and UX, it’s important to be clear and concise. Use simple language and avoid using too many words. This will make it easier for users to understand what they need to do and will help prevent confusion.
Allow for flexibility:
When designing a voice first UI and UX, it’s important to allow for flexibility. This means being open to different ways that users may want to interact with your product or service. Having clear goals will help guide your design decisions and ensure that you are meeting the needs of your users.
Test and iterate:
As with any UI and UX design, it is important to test your voice first UI and UX and iterate based on feedback. This will help ensure that you are meeting the needs of your users and will help you improve the overall user experience.
Overall, designing a best-in-class voice first UI and UX requires careful planning. Clear goals, and a focus on natural language and flexibility are must have starting points. We hope these tips, will guide your decisions better to help create intuitive and easy to use voice first UI and UX.
About the Author
Bhavna J Mishra is the Founder of Browzly, a London-based, Natwest bank-endorsed technology company that helps tech startups get build their prototypes and is leading next level innovation in teaching of reading.