Feb 9, 2020
My two guests today are widely sought after experts in voice
user experience design. After more than 20 years designing voice
user interfaces, Cathy Pearl is well known in the industry and is
the author of what many people see as the key handbook for voice
application design, "Designing Voice User Interfaces." Cathy
currently serves as head of Conversation Design Outreach at Google.
Prior to Google, Cathy was vice president of user experience at
Sensely and before that worked at Nuance, Tellme, and Volio. She
holds degrees in Computer Science and Cognitive Science and worked
for NASA early in her career.
Adva Levin is founder of Pretzel Labs, an award-winning voice
interaction studio best known for winning the top prize in the
Alexa skills competition for Kids skills in 2018. Other
popular titles by Pretzel labs include Freeze Dancers and Kids Bop
Daily. Pretzel Labs also works with brands, media companies and
government ministries on voice user experience design. Adva is an
Alexa Champion, has undergraduate degrees in Math and Economics,
and a Masters in Fine Arts in creative writing from Columbia
Adva first joined me on Voicebot Podcast back in Episode 49 in
June 2018 and Cathy preceded here by a few months in Episode 30 two
years ago this month.