Design an Alexa Voice App for Airbnb Guests: Hands-On Voice Design Workshop

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In this live streaming UX design workshop, you’ll learn how to design a helpful experience for Airbnb guests – without a screen or interface

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🚀 What We’ll Do

In this live streaming UX design workshop, you’ll learn how to design a great experience for users – without a screen or interface. You’ll put your new skills into practice by building an Alexa app that helps Airbnb hosts provide a great experience for their guests!

✅ Agenda

📝   We'll start by learning the basics of voice app design, and the specific things you'll have to consider when designing an experience without a visual interface.

📈   We'll learn some key terms that voice design professionals use to outline different parts of the experience

🎨  You'll sketch out a voice user flow, and identify key decision points in the process - and how to get users to their end goal.

✅  You'll prototype your voice app using Voiceflow, an industry standard voice design app. You'll actually get to test your prototype by speaking into your phone or laptop!

🌟  Finally, you’ll put everything together in a beautiful case study template that you can use in your portfolio!

🏡 Your Client

In this challenge, you'll be working for Airbnb, an American vacation rental online marketplace company that wants to help everyday people find lodging and tourism experiences.

🤝 Who is this for?

🐤  UX Beginners who want to learn UX skills by actually doing it!

👩🏽‍💻  UX Designers-in-Training who want to add a unique project to their portfolio, and practice some voice design skills!

😎  UX Pros who want to sharpen their UX design skills or take a break from their daily work.

🌟 Recent Member Reviews of this Workshop

💞  "Really loved this workshop - can't wait for the next one!!"

💫  "Really awesome - very obvious that Joe put thought and care into the experience of this class, it was super smooth, coordinated, and useful. Love the online platform, Joe really managed to incorporate almost all the benefits of an in-person class while cutting out the downsides like commuting and wearing pants :)"

💚  "Loved this workshop! Please do more Joe!!"

🌱  "I'm a total beginner and was a little nervous going in. I felt really comfortable the whole time, and had so much fun challenging myself with this new material. Thanks for making these so simple, welcoming, and HELPFUL"

🔨 What you’ll need

👍  Some UX experience is helpful, but not required. Beginners are welcome!

🖥️   Laptop or computer with Internet access, preferably in a quiet space.

📝   Pen & Paper for sketching exercises

👩🏽‍🏫 Your Instructor

Joe Formica

Founder of Bitesize UX

Lead UX Instructor at General Assembly NYC

Senior User Experience Designer

"When trying to break into a career in design, there is no substitute for hands-on experience - but there are way too many unnecessary barriers to getting that initial experience. Traditional courses are expensive, time consuming, and largely based on theory. Internships are competitive, and unrealistic for would-be career changers who are already employed.

Joe has taught UX Design at General Assembly in New York for five years as a Distinguished Faculty Member, and has created and taught Entrepreneurship courses at Fordham University Business School. Through these roles, he has worked with thousands of designers-in-training to help them take the next steps in their career.

In addition to teaching, Joe has been a self-employed Senior Product Designer for the past eight years. He has worked with dozens of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to new startups, where he has played an integral role in their growth and success.

Joe believes that there is no substitute for learning by doing - all Bitesize courses are hands-on, project based, and beginner friendly. If you take a class with Joe, you’re guaranteed to walk out with a tangible project that you're proud to show off to the world.

Joe works every day to solve "need experience to get experience" problem that prevents people from exploring new skills, roles, and careers in technology, and believes that learning as an adult should be exciting, fun, and rewarding - not daunting.

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