Introduction to Voice Design

Become a Qualified Voice Designer

Designing for voice has radically different challenges to what visual designers are used to. This 2-day evening Voice Design course will help you understand voice technology, its limits, and the long-established practise of designing conversations. It will prepare you for the day when you need to create a voice experience for your users.

What You Will Learn

How the design challenges differ between voice and screen.

The limits/constraints of voice technology & The spectrum of voice to multimodal screen.

Where voice is appropriate (and where its not), why, and how to evaluate use cases.

Key concepts of voice technology: intents, slots, utterances, variables, and more.

Voice and conversation design process & principles, from discovery to product.

How voice designs are tested, how this is different from screen, and when to do it.

Next Course Dates

31st March and 1st April

2 Evenings, Part-time
6:00 - 8:30pm (London time)

Course Price - £250

Outcomes

Voice Design Course Software

All our UX Design Courses are practical courses, where you work on real user experience company projects, working in teams. You will use the latest industry products such as:


Our Course Trainer

Ben Sauer

Ben Sauer

Product Director

Ben is a former Product Director of Babylon Health, and has trained people in Voice Design internationally for O’Reilly, (including NASA!). He now spends his time working with clients on finding ways in which digital products can better meet the needs of people. He advised teams across the world on what and how to design. At Babylon Health, he was the first Director of Design, and then Director of Product. He led large teams of designers, clinicians, data scientists, and engineers on AI-based products worth $100m+.

What Our Students Are Saying

"Whole team of UX Academy was supportive along the whole course. Quickly reacting, offering information and help. I am really impressed by the level of competence presented by the teacher. And of course what cannot be overestimated, providing contact with real clients and engaging students in developing real products, this is a very important and valuable factor of this course."
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Asia Dechnik
Visual Designer
"I was so impressed with UX Academy. The content is expansive and the instructors are extremely knowledgeable. The course setup is well thought out and its fantastic you get to work on a real-life product. I’ve done a few courses and this is by far up there with the best. You feel well prepared for stepping into a role as a Product Designer. It’s great value for money."
Dan Perry
Dan Perry
Multimedia Designer
"The course was very engaging and I enjoyed learning about Product Design. I already had pass knowledge about UX but this course helped plug in the gaps and help me become a stronger UX/ product designer. The teachers were very good at explaining all the different elements and stages and were very approachable. It’s a great course."
Alpa Pankhania
Alpa Pankhania
UX Manager

FAQs

No coding skills are required. You will be using industry-standard tools such as Figma and Invision which require no coding ability.

If you miss class time, slides from the UX lectures will be provided. You will also be able to contact the teachers if you have any further questions. You are also welcome to retake a particular session in the next beginner course batch, as we run two to three beginner UX courses per year.

A short course is a 2-day course that we run for two evenings over two consecutive days, one after the other. All evening sessions run from 6pm to 8.30pm.

Our part-time short courses will run online for 2 days. All our UX Courses begin at 6:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm (London time).

Thanks to specialised industry tools and software we use, our course tutors will still be able to allocate you into groups, where you will all virtually be able to participate in simultaneous hands-on exercises and perform real-time interactions, as if you were in class offline.

Currently, courses are running remotely via live video with hands-on exercises and real-time interaction with tutors. Using shared whiteboard, team projects and remote team mentorship.

For Beginner UX Course and Voice Design Course: These courses require no previous UX knowledge or experience. People attending the UX or conversational design course come from a range of different backgrounds. 

For the Intermediate UX Course: The intermediate program is perfect for those who have existing experience in UX. It will help them take their careers to the next stage and continue to build on their UX knowledge.

 

Learn more about our UX alumni who come from different backgrounds here.

You will need your own laptop (PC or MAC). The tools used in our UX Design Courses will be provided and are SAAS based so these work on both PCs & MACs. 

We will be offering pre-course reading for all our UX Design courses so you can get familiarized prior to the course start. These are some books recommended by the trainers:

1. The Design Of Everyday Things, by Don Norman

2. Design Is a Job, by Mike Monteiro

3. Don’t Make Me Think, by Steve Krug

4. About Face: The Essentials Of Interaction Design, by Alan Cooper

5. Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience, by Jeff Gothelf.

All our day courses at UX Academy are £250 per person.

Yes. Group discounts are available for our UX design courses based in London. You should reach out to us for more information if you seek any group discounts.

Invoices can be provided on request for any of our UX Design Courses. Please contact us for more information.

Refunds will be provided up to 14 days in advance. Alternatively, you will be able to sign up for our next UX training class, as we run two to three courses per year.

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