It used to be the case that we only spoke to computers in their language. But more and more often, we’re interacting with them in ours. We are moving quickly into a world of computer conversation, and one in which, for many applications, the most natural interactions will be through spoken language. But how do you create engaging narrative and compelling, organic conversational interactions using the imprecise tools of speech recognition and intent resolution? In this session, we look at the experience as a whole and take you through key learnings that you can use when building your skills. We cover issues like knowing your audience, creating compelling storylines, using a cast of characters, integrating voiceover, designing a soundscape, and finding those “magic moments”. For each of these, we share the design pattern, the backing AI or physiological science, and how to implement the experience with Alexa.