Designing for Voice – Is there such a thing as too effortless?

What’s the best control scheme for recording voice? Is it better to push to talk, to hold on to a button and record or should it be tap to start, where the user hits record to start and stops when they hit stop? This is one of the recurring arguments we’ve had for the last …

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Developing for voice – give users time to think

One of the more surprising aspects of developing voice-first applications has been just how easy it is to inadvertently induce anxiety in your user. As an example, one of our earlier MVPs was a voice-first Gmail client that let you respond to any email you received via a push-to-talk interface. Our target customer was the …

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