Tue Aug 4 · Software Development, Voice

Erasing the Boundaries of Domain-Specific Conversational Agents

At Connected, when we aren’t working with clients and helping them to define exciting new products, practitioners have the opportunity to take time to explore exciting emergent technologies in order to better understand the new interactions...

Thu Apr 30 · Design, Software Development, Voice

What Smart Home Products Can Tell Us About Inclusive Design

The very common—and very justified—critique of the smart home experience is that it’s, to put it bluntly, a headache. Set-up and onboarding is lengthy and confusing. Products from different companies don’t play nicely with one...

Tue Jan 21 · Voice

2020 Voice Forecast: Wake Conditions

Implicit wake conditions are the key to natural — and even intimate — voice experiences in 2020 and beyond. Currently, wake words alert a device that it should listen to what the person is about...

Fri Dec 6 · Voice

This Is What A Voice Experience Looks Like

Today, UX and UI designers can download asset packs to modularly build interfaces that are almost immediately recognizable, because of visual norms and established conventions. It’s now totally possible for newly minted interaction designers to build a...

Wed Jul 10 · Voice

Top 9 Talks You Should Go See at Voice Summit 2019

With over 280 sessions to go see between July 22-25, we decided to create a top 9 list of sessions you should check out if you’re attending Voice Summit 2019, the largest Voice event in the...

Tue Jun 25 · Product Thinking, Voice

Improved Accessibility Through Voice

The words we live by at Connected is to Build Better Products. What makes a product “better”? A large aspect of better is its ability to be usable and valuable to all possible users which...

Sun Jun 17 · Strategy, Voice

Connected Goes to Cannes!

By Tim Bettridge, Dhruv Guliani, Peter Chow Wah, Polly Cherkashyna, and Guy Tonye (with help from Eli Burnstein) Considered the largest gathering of advertising and communications professionals in the world, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is basically the Oscars of the ad...

Mon Mar 5 · Software Development, Voice

3 Takeaways from Alexa Dev Day

As a software developer based out of Toronto (and one of the organizers of Voice Tech TO), I recently took a trip down to NYC to attend one of Amazon’s infamous Alexa Dev Days. For those unfamiliar...

Tue Apr 19 · Strategy, Voice

Voice interfaces today are where mobile interfaces were in 2009

Conversational interfaces, be them text or speech, are a vital part of creating great connected software experiences. At Connected we believe that voice interfaces will be one of the biggest changes to how people interact...