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​"Know thy user, and

you are not thy user"

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AUTOMOTIVE VOICE DESIGN

My interview with voice tech podcast where we discuss the factors to consider when designing for car voice assistants, and much more besides.

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MOBILE ACCESSIBILITY BEST PRACTICES 

Mobile interaction presents challenges that go beyond the traditional desktop contexts. These difficulties become even greater when considering people with various functional disabilities or people without disabilities that experience situational impairments.

 

Additionally, mobile devices and interfaces have been evolving at an astonishing rate which leads to increasing difficulties in maturing the field and consequently to ensure accessibility by different people and under different circumstances.

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EMOTIONALLY ENGAGED DA

My lightning talk from the UX Strat conference on designing emotionally engaged digital assistants.

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IN-VEHICLE DIGITAL ASSISTANTS 

Voice recognition technology has become a major part of our lives with the boom of voice assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Homes, and Siri. This has opened up lots of opportunities for automotive OEMs to provide a better and safer driving experience to their customers.

 

However, there is a gap when it comes to making these experiences natural and personalized. In this topic Shyamala talks about:

– Importance and Benefits of natural language communications

– Development consideration

– Personalization and Voice biometrics

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ACCESSIBILITY IN UCD

My talk from the world usability day 2015 @ Microsoft Campus. A guide on, how to integrate Accessibility with User-Centered Design Lifecycle.

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My name is Shyamala pronounced as shaa-ma-la. I am a UX evangelist turned product owner defining experiences and vision for autonomous digital assistants. 

I am a civil engineer by education, and before moving into user experience and product, I worked as an architect with a construction firm for 2 years. My passion for design and building great things for users pushed me into the UX speciality. I am a self-made UX designer with no formal educational background into UX, but my passion helped me enter and succeed in user experience.