Each of us has come across voice interfaces. A robot responding that a red KIA is driving up, an elevator saying out a floor number, a navigator directing to turn right now – somebody has to elaborate all those words, right? Therein lies a new direction for the interface designers – the design of voice interfaces.

The article focuses on more intelligent systems, such as voice assistants or a smart home. Here, Yuriy Uchanov, a UI/UX designer for Moqod, together with his colleague Slava Todavchich will explain how they work.

What Is VUI

Voice interface (VI, or VUI – voice user interface) is an evolution of interaction that frees hands and eyes, simplifies inputting and receiving information. For example, when we’re driving a car or performing surgery, and at the same moment want to know how old Demi Moore is.

In the past few years, voice interaction has been developing by leaps and bounds. For now, 20% of all search queries to Google on mobile devices are done using voice. According to Gartner, 30% of website visits will occur without a screen by 2020. Even now it is already possible to find out the weather forecast, turn on the lights in the living room or order pizza. In the future, the possibilities seem to be almost limitless.


Author Slava Todavchich