28.02.2019
Posted by Preston So
In this final installment of our series on conversational usability, we dig into a case study that brings together all of the ideas and best practices we have discussed so far: the Ask GeorgiaGov skill built by the Acquia Labs team for Digital Services Georgia. Released a year and a half ago, the Ask GeorgiaGov Alexa skill answers common questions that Georgia state residents have about issues like driver’s licenses, relocating to Georgia, filing complaints against…
13.02.2019
Posted by Preston So
In this fifth installment of our series on conversational usability, our focus shifts to conversational usability and the process of evaluating and improving conversational interfaces that often differ significantly from the visual and physical interfaces we normally use to test with end users. Due to the unique complexities and the striking diversity of conversational interfaces, from voice assistants to interactive chatbots to run-of-the-mill messaging bots,…
11.02.2019
Posted by Preston So
In this fourth installment of our series on conversational usability, we're turning our attention to conversational content strategy, an underserved area of conversational interface design that is rapidly growing due to the number of enterprises eager to convert the text trapped in their websites into content that can be consumed through voice assistants and chatbots. For those working with content management systems like Drupal, a content strategy that cuts across…
31.01.2019
Posted by Preston So
In this third installment of our series on conversational usability, we look at conversational design, an already well-explored area that is still burgeoning with emerging best practices. Conversational design introduces complexity that can be challenging for even the most steeled organizations. Introduce the wildcard factor of voice assistants, and things become more difficult still. After all, in voice-driven interfaces, rather than designing on a visual or physical…