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AVIxD Annual Meeting 2015
August 17, 2015
#SpeechTEK @avixd
 Our Mission …
 Create a voice interaction design
community
 Advocate for good design
 Provide access to professional resources
About AVIxD
 In 2014, the board voted to give paying
members given a free year of
membership for 2015
 Due to a lull in activity
 2015 has been very active!
 Time to join or renew!
2015: Your Membership
 AVIxD Committees / Working Groups
 Virtual Brown Bag
 Publications / Journal
 VUI Design Standards - Best Practices Wiki
 Annual Workshop and White Paper
 Digital Media (Web)
 Marketing and Outreach (new!)
About AVIxD
Committee Reports
 Named new journal "Voice Interaction Design"
 Established editorial board (M. Smolensky, B.
Balentine, J. Lewis, S. Hura)
 Developed initial guidelines for submission
 Created journal article template
 Solicited submissions from voice interaction design
community (e.g., LinkedIn, VUIDs)
 Authors have responded with proposals and
submissions
 The first issue is planned for publication in October
 We're working on establishing a pipeline for
subsequent issues
 Send in your articles!
Publications: Jim Lewis
 Major progress!
 Check us out at videsign.wikispaces.com
Wiki: Kristie Goss
 March: Practical VUI Lessons from Open Speech
Deployments - David Attwater, Caroline Collins
 May: Ubiquitous Voice – Lisa Falkson
 July: A Case for Natural Language – David Claiborne
 September: Post SpeechTEK Roundtable Discussion
 November: Microsoft LUIS – Jason Williams
 Want to speak? Know a good speaker? Let us know!
 Mark Smolensky, Amy Goodwin, Crispin Reedy
Brown Bag: Crispin Reedy
 New website
Website: Amy Goodwin
 Spending in 2015
 Website
 Promotions
 Reorganization of accounts
Treasurer’s Report: Amy Goodwin
 Established in June of this year
 Communicating news about AVIxD & SpeechTEK
events through current AVIxD channels: Email,
Twitter, LinkedIn and Yahoo VUIds group
 Conducted a survey of board members to better
understand expectations about what AVIxD is –
and what we’d like it to be
 Coordination with Digital (web), Brown Bag,
Workshop and Journal committees
 Created a committee charter – under review with
the board
Marketing and Outreach: Carrie Claiborne
 Going forward:
 Survey general membership
 Continue regular & timely communications about
AVIxD
 Strategizing on ways to increase the value of paid
membership
 Other ideas: New communication channels, chats,
newsletter, local events?
Marketing and Outreach: Carrie Claiborne
 2014 White Paper
 Topic: Documenting Voice’s Role in The Customer
Journey
 Available now on the website
 2015 Workshop
 Topic: UX Methods and Best Practices for Attaining
the Effortless Customer Experience
Workshop: Mark Smolensky / Deborah Rapinski
 Grow content (Journal, Brown Bags)
 Additional publicity / outreach
 Grow membership
What’s Next?
Get Involved!
 AVIxD Committees / Working Groups
 You do not have to be a board member to lead
and/or join a committee or working group!
 Working groups are intended to address specific
projects, topics, and activities of interest, such as
designing for multi-lingual use; multi-modal voice
interactions; or fostering collaboration between the
research community and industry.
 New groups: discuss with the board
Get Involved!
Time To Join!

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Association for Voice Interaction Design Annual Meeting 2015

  • 1. AVIxD Annual Meeting 2015 August 17, 2015 #SpeechTEK @avixd
  • 2.  Our Mission …  Create a voice interaction design community  Advocate for good design  Provide access to professional resources About AVIxD
  • 3.  In 2014, the board voted to give paying members given a free year of membership for 2015  Due to a lull in activity  2015 has been very active!  Time to join or renew! 2015: Your Membership
  • 4.  AVIxD Committees / Working Groups  Virtual Brown Bag  Publications / Journal  VUI Design Standards - Best Practices Wiki  Annual Workshop and White Paper  Digital Media (Web)  Marketing and Outreach (new!) About AVIxD
  • 6.  Named new journal "Voice Interaction Design"  Established editorial board (M. Smolensky, B. Balentine, J. Lewis, S. Hura)  Developed initial guidelines for submission  Created journal article template  Solicited submissions from voice interaction design community (e.g., LinkedIn, VUIDs)  Authors have responded with proposals and submissions  The first issue is planned for publication in October  We're working on establishing a pipeline for subsequent issues  Send in your articles! Publications: Jim Lewis
  • 7.  Major progress!  Check us out at videsign.wikispaces.com Wiki: Kristie Goss
  • 8.  March: Practical VUI Lessons from Open Speech Deployments - David Attwater, Caroline Collins  May: Ubiquitous Voice – Lisa Falkson  July: A Case for Natural Language – David Claiborne  September: Post SpeechTEK Roundtable Discussion  November: Microsoft LUIS – Jason Williams  Want to speak? Know a good speaker? Let us know!  Mark Smolensky, Amy Goodwin, Crispin Reedy Brown Bag: Crispin Reedy
  • 10.  Spending in 2015  Website  Promotions  Reorganization of accounts Treasurer’s Report: Amy Goodwin
  • 11.  Established in June of this year  Communicating news about AVIxD & SpeechTEK events through current AVIxD channels: Email, Twitter, LinkedIn and Yahoo VUIds group  Conducted a survey of board members to better understand expectations about what AVIxD is – and what we’d like it to be  Coordination with Digital (web), Brown Bag, Workshop and Journal committees  Created a committee charter – under review with the board Marketing and Outreach: Carrie Claiborne
  • 12.  Going forward:  Survey general membership  Continue regular & timely communications about AVIxD  Strategizing on ways to increase the value of paid membership  Other ideas: New communication channels, chats, newsletter, local events? Marketing and Outreach: Carrie Claiborne
  • 13.  2014 White Paper  Topic: Documenting Voice’s Role in The Customer Journey  Available now on the website  2015 Workshop  Topic: UX Methods and Best Practices for Attaining the Effortless Customer Experience Workshop: Mark Smolensky / Deborah Rapinski
  • 14.  Grow content (Journal, Brown Bags)  Additional publicity / outreach  Grow membership What’s Next?
  • 16.  AVIxD Committees / Working Groups  You do not have to be a board member to lead and/or join a committee or working group!  Working groups are intended to address specific projects, topics, and activities of interest, such as designing for multi-lingual use; multi-modal voice interactions; or fostering collaboration between the research community and industry.  New groups: discuss with the board Get Involved!