Best Voice User Interface podcasts we could find (Updated August 2019)
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UX Podcast
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Hosted by @axbom & @beantin, UX Podcast is for those who are passionate about balancing business, technology and people within the realm of digital media. Recorded twice monthly in Stockholm, Sweden.
 
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VUX World
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Learn how to implement voice first strategy and create world-class voice experiences with VUX World. Every week, we speak to industry thought leaders and practitioners on the three core pillars of voice: strategy, design and development. We share the deep details of how they do what they do, so that you can do what you do, better.
 
Paul Hickey is a business leader, digital strategist and web developer who is starting to get loud while documenting the journey of helping businesses grow. We talk Alexa Skills, Google Actions, Google Analytics, Social Media Content Creation, Facebook Ads, SEO, Paid Search, Web Design and more, as well as the occasional interview with business owners, marketers, educators, entrepreneurs and just overall badasses. Thanks for listening! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/paulhickey/support
 
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Alexa Skills and Google Actions are voice applications built on top of Alexa and Google Home / Google Assistant. The next generation will expect businesses to have Alexa Skills. Watch this video or keep reading to find out why. You can build these apps for just about anything. For example, in this video, I demo what would happen if I forgot my ...…
 
Seems like a weird concept, right? But honestly, the data says that we’re only about 1-2 years away from people expecting to be able to listen to content from websites on Alexa while driving. This means, Alexa Skills Are The New Websites. Today, Data Driven Design is building Voice Based versions of content on websites, using Voice User Interfa ...…
 
The title slide is wrong on this video folks, it is Data Driven Daily Tip #324, and we're talking Facebook Offline Events with Casey Carroll of Action Ad Agency. In addition to the alliteration in our company name, Casey and I have a lot in common. As you can see from the Steve Largent jersey hanging in the background, he is also an NFL fan (Se ...…
 
What is a Google Action? A Google Action is a way to make Google Assistant smarter. It's something you can search and add to your Google Assistant App, Google Home, Google Home Mini, Google Hub and more. As a user, you can just ask Google for information, similar to the way you can ask Amazon's Alexa via Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show and any other ...…
 
Chris Noessel, UX veteran and many-time UX Podcast guest, joins us at From Business To Buttons to talk about randomness – a broad philosophical topic with a rich history and some interesting applications for creativity and design. We move from tarot reading through haruspication to a 20th century French movement for constrained writing, and all ...…
 
In this classic episode, Nathan Shedroff and Christopher Noessel, authors of Make It So, join us to talk about interaction design lessons from science fiction. For a number of years Nathan and Chris have been collecting and investigating interfaces seen and used in science fiction, that research has now made it into book form. We talk to them a ...…
 
What is Alexa For Business? It's not a phrase I'm using to try to encourage businesses to use Alexa, it's an actual service offering from Amazon. Similarly to the way that IT departments have managed company-issued computers and mobile devices, organizations can now distribute and manage company-issued Alexa-enabled devices as well as create Pr ...…
 
People worry that machines are going to get too smart. The bigger problem right now is that they aren’t smart enough. Daryl Weir, mathematician and data scientist joins us to talk about machine learning and AI. We discuss the impacts of seeding systems with biased data, how our designs and algorithms evolve and impact beyond what we had origina ...…
 
I decided to run Google Adsense ads on Data Driven Design. First of all because we're publishing so much content on our site (1-2 new pieces per day), so technically we're a publisher in addition to being a digital agency. Secondly, because as a leading web design and development company, we need to stay up to date with all of the new changes t ...…
 
Voice User Interface Design is so new. It's so hard to think through every scenario of what a user might want to say to Alexa or Google Home, which is why this particular use case I think is a good one to share with you all. I recently built an Alexa Skill using Voiceflow, which allows you to map out your entire conversation with Alexa. So for ...…
 
Dustin and Kane speak with Charles Dawes and Patrick Byrden of TiVo about how they're helping users discover content through the power of voice, and the future of TV. Presented by If you're using things like Lucid Charts and Microsoft Visio to design your conversational experiences in, you should check out BotMock. Those tools are business proc ...…
 
Episode 214 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – this time they’re a research paper about a large scale accessment of dark patterns used on shopping websites, and the story of a health platform roll-out in Denmark. Article one is Dark Patterns at Scale: Findings from a Crawl of 11K Shopping Webs ...…
 
We build 99% of our websites in WordPress. There's just very rarely no reason not to. It's the most "non-technical content-management friendly" platform available, and it doesn't have the brick walls that SquareSpace does or the Theme Limitations that Shopify has. And, security should never be an excuse with WordPress. You can lock it down and ...…
 
Mailchimp is an amazing platform. It continues to evolve every day. My prediction is that it becomes one of the top overall marketing platforms and even CRMs on the world in the next 5-10 years. As a result, I have a ton of Mailchimp content at www.DataDriven.Design But I digress. Today's Data Driven Daily Tip is How To Create A Segment In Mail ...…
 
This video / podcast / Alexa Flash Briefing with my guy Will Acuff, co-founder of Corner To Corner, is a perfect example of how Small Business Owners and Marketers need to be creating multiple pieces of content out of one simple business conversation. By watching this 23 minute video clip, you can see that the following pieces of content are be ...…
 
Business Owners, IT Professionals and Entrepreneurs - what is Gmail Confidential Mode? You may have received an email from Google / GSuite lately regarding Confidential Mode. The subject is - [Action Required] Gmail Confidential Mode launching default ON for your domain The body reads: What do I need to know? When Gmail messages are sent in con ...…
 
Data Driven Daily Tip 316 - The data shows that WordPress is the number one most used content management system in the world, according to Wappalyzer. :) Yoast SEO is a plug-in that has more than 5 million active installations. That means this video blog post is worth my time. :) Many businesses will have this problem with WordPress, Yoast SEO ...…
 
As you may know by now from following my content, I'm very passionate about using Alexa and other voice assistants like Google Home, for business use. I'm also passionate about teaching all other businesses how they can become more efficient and effective, as well as reach their target audience better via Alexa, Google Home, other voice assista ...…
 
Whether you realize it now, or realize it years from now, your business needs an Alexa Skill. If not to reach your target audience, then to do business more efficiently and improve operations. A year or so ago I found a tool called "Storyline." It promised building Custom Alexa Skills without coding. It didn't work. In the last year, it has reb ...…
 
What is Voice User Interface Design or VUI? It's a new buzz word in the design world, and it has to do with thinking through and planning out the user experience related to a voice-based application, like an Alexa Skill, Google Home Action or a Chat bot of some kind. While I suppose it could include AI (artificial intelligence), it actually rea ...…
 
Lindsey Aitchison, spacesuit designer at NASA, joins us at From Business To Buttons to talk about the challenges and process of designing the equipment astronauts need to wear in order to survive and work in space and other extra-terrestrial environments. We reflect on the similarity between “space” design and “regualar” digital design. We talk ...…
 
What is Voice User Interface Design or VUI? It's a new buzz word in the design world, and it has to do with thinking through and planning out the user experience related to a voice-based application, like an Alexa Skill, Google Home Action or a Chat bot of some kind. While I suppose it could include AI (artificial intelligence), it actually rea ...…
 
This episode is me getting PUMPED on an Instagram Story about the launch of a shiny new Alexa Flash Briefing for entrepreneur Danielle McGee and her business Black Business Boom, highlighting Black-owned Businesses in Middle Tennessee. Enjoy! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupp ...…
 
Hey Alexa, Open Nashville Voice Conference. The Nashville Voice Conference has launched the first ever Alexa Skill dedicated to communicating with attendees of an upcoming event, as well as speakers, staff and media. “I believe we are the first, but I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong!” said Paul Hickey, Founder of Nashville Voice Con ...…
 
This week, Dustin and Kane chat with Nico Acosta, Director of Product and Engineering at Twilio, about how companies are approaching multi-channel conversational strategies. Presented by If you're using things like Lucid Charts and Microsoft Visio to design your conversational experiences in, you should check out BotMock. Those tools are busine ...…
 
In this episode I talk about how I tested my first custom Alexa Skill right on the Amazon Developer Console, a great tool. Tune in to learn more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/paulhickey/support…
 
In this episode, we discuss the Siri announcements from WWDC19, the Alexa announcements from reMARS and the Future of Voice Commerce report. WWDC Announcements Alexa Conversations Alexa Cross-Skill Scenarios The Future of Voice Commerce report
 
As a kid I loved Hip-Hop and Basketball. Listen to a snippet of my story on how those two passions have helped my career in business. And there's a special treat at the end! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/paulhickey/support…
 
Do you know what Alexa For Business is? Do you know what a custom Alexa Skill is? You probably only think of Alexa for playing music at home or playing games, but you need to think of it for your business. Specifically, how you can train your large organization using a custom Alexa Skill only available to particular employees of your company. L ...…
 
After being published in the Harvard Business Review with the article, How voice could change the way we shop, Kane gives a high level overview of the piece in a presentation to those who attended the General Assembly event, Voice Commerce: the future of shopping?
 
Do you know what Alexa For Business is? Do you know what a custom Alexa Skill is? You probably only think of Alexa for playing music at home or playing games, but you need to think of it for your business. Specifically, how you can train your large sales force using a custom Alexa Skill only available to particular employees of your company. Li ...…
 
This is the fully detailed, step-by-step version of Episode 214. Starting from nothing, in Segment 1, I show you how to create a Gmail account. In Segment 2, I show you how to use that Gmail account to create an Anchor.fm account, then create your podcast, your first episode, and get your podcast published on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Pod ...…
 
In this special edition of the Data Driven Daily Tip Podcast, I talk through an important concept that all business owners and entrepreneurs need to fully understand - the Minimum Viable Product. The tendency when building a software application or even a website, is to try to include everything all at once. To prioritize everything, which basi ...…
 
How can we stay up-to-date in a world constantly in flux? Kate Rutter, designer, teacher and co-host of What Is Wrong With UX joins us to talk about how to embrace continious learning and personal growth. We talk about a world of serial careers, being relaxed about tools and methods, recruitment – and the usefulness of feedback and personal ref ...…
 
My reflections on why we're building Alexa Skills at Data Driven Design. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/paulhickey/support
 
I love WordPress, because you don't have to be a hardcore web developer to do cool, tricky stuff, like make a main navigation menu link open in a modal window, also known as a lightbox. How To Make A WordPress Main Menu Navigation Link Open In A Lightbox In this video, I show WordPress Content Managers how to implement this sweet functionality ...…
 
Small Business Owners and Marketers, are you looking to have a form on your website that gathers email addresses that you later want to turn around and send automated or manual email marketing campaigns to? An amazing trio of tools is Mailchimp with WordPress + the Gravity Forms Plug-in. Gravity Forms offers dozens of add-ons for email marketin ...…
 
What we discuss in this episode Meet the expert: voice search and discovery with Dustin Coates: London San Francisco Seattle Google Assistant: What's new with Google Assistant? Announcements from I/O19 Google Assistant passes 1m actions About the interactive canvas How to templates for Google Assistant Schema mark up for how to tutorials Schema ...…
 
I've used just about every single WordPress website hosting platform available, and recently switched to WPEngine after five years with GoDaddy Managed WordPress. GoDaddy just had too many issues with server space, and was super slow, going down too often, and allowing too many "known issues" to take place. And at one point, GoDaddy even delete ...…
 
On a rare occasion, you may not have access to an old Google Analytics account, but you're the one responsible for making sure that tracking code from the old website gets on the newly launched website. Or, you already launched the website and forgot. How do you go back and get your Google Analytics Tracking Code once your new site has launched ...…
 
Anyone with a website likely doesn’t think about verifying it with Google Search Console, let alone Bing Webmaster Tools, but even though Bing only makes up 5% or less of organic search related web traffic (according to our Data Download), it’s still super important to gain search engine visibility on Bing via verifying your website and submitt ...…
 
We're honoured to be joined by Amazon Alexa Chief Evangelist, Dave Isbitski, to discuss the conversations that he's having at C-Suite level about how brands should be approaching voice and where it's all heading. Become an expert conversation designer The Conversational Academy is a fantastic online course that'll teach you the ins and outs of ...…
 
While it's true (the proof is in the data) that Bing only makes up about five or less percent of all organic web searches (ways that your web users find your website via SEO / organic search), it is still important to rank highly on Bing, and have solid search engine visibility on Bing, which is why, after verifying all sites on Bing Webmasters ...…
 
Attention Marketers and Small Business Owners - did you know you may be missing out on learning valuable information about your web users by not having your Demographics and Interest Reports Enabled? By just toggling one switch in Google Analytics that takes about three seconds, you can start to aggregate data on who your web users are; how old ...…
 
Have you ever Google'd your business, then wondered why you're looking at search results on the right hand side of the page that have nothing to do with your business at all? Like if your address is being used for someone else's business, or if it is your business, with incorrect information? If you're thinking what I'm thinking, this definitel ...…
 
Digital Marketers, Small Business Owners and Web Developers, you may all be wondering the same thing (and based on the amount of questions, comments and feedback I get regarding Google Analytics and Google Ads, there's a good chance you probably are) ... Why aren't my conversions showing in Google Ads? Specifically, they are showing in Google A ...…
 
This week, we're finding out how Ruby Steel and Will Merrill made Alexa more accessible for Susan as part of BBC 2's Big Life Fix. Become an expert conversation designer The Conversational Academy is a fantastic online course that'll teach you the ins and outs of conversation design. Prepare yourself for the UX role of the future and enrol on t ...…
 
Laura Kalbag, author of Accessibility for Everyone, joins us at From Business To Buttons to talk about accessibility and also disruptive design patterns. We discuss accessibility by default, data collection and business models as well as using the web for good. “engagement that doesn’t serve a users’ intentions is addiction.” Laura Kalbag (List ...…
 
Have you recently tried to find your sitemap in your WordPress Website using Yoast SEO, but can't find it anywhere? Recent plug-in updates to Yoast have changed where this is located and it's not easy to find anymore. This video shows you how to find it. The importance of it is so that you can submit the sitemap URL to Google Search Console and ...…
 
Data Driven Daily Tip 300 - Google Analytics Accounts are free with GSuite and with regular Gmail accounts. To activate yours, go to analytics.google.com and log in with your credentials. With your email account, you'll get access to 100 different Google Analytics Accounts. But if you're like me, those fill up fast. There's an easy way to free ...…
 
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