“The newest version [of the VUID Toolkit] allows for real-time collaboration and integrates with the testing platform,” Dahl says.
The testing available through the VUID Toolkit is automated, making it smoother and less labor-intensive than older testing methods, according to Dahl.
Real-time collaboration is another important advantage of using the VUID Toolkit, Dahl adds.
For VUI designers (VUIDs), intuition is more than knowing about ambiguity, grammaticality, or equivalence.
Consider two VUIDs: one an assertive male who holds the floor, uses an active voice, and speaks with a dominating style; the other a relatively shy, minimally initiating female who uses tag questions and indirect phrasing.
These personal traits are part of the skill set that both vendor and client companies hire VUIDs to access.
* Most VUIDs have a mean experience of nine years, work in a speech specialty company (57 percent), and have as their job title VUI designer (56 percent) or generalist/ consultant (33 percent).
* Educating clients about appropriate design practices (30 percent) and inadequate time or budget to perform their work (25 percent) are the biggest challenges VUIDs face.
* Job stressors are similar to most workers, although VUIDs had more low-pleasure, high-arousal emotions (angry, anxious, disgusted, furious) than other emotional outcomes to work.
* To keep up with what’s happening in the field, most VUIDs rated mentoring and peer interaction as the most important (77 percent).