Although there is great interest in multi-modal applications on mobile
devices, there are actually very few deployments, and therefore little
shared knowledge in the community about best practices for designing and
documenting multi-modal applications. The goal of this workshop is to
produce a prototype design for a multi-modal application, and experiment
with different methods for documenting multi-modal designs. This is a
great opportunity for people interested in multi-modal design to meet
and network with practitioners who are already working in the field from
varied specialties, including voice, interactive, digital, and related
As in past AVIxD workshops, we will be publishing the output of the discussions on www.ixda.org and www.avixd.org.
This is a hands-on workshop. First, participants will work in small
groups to produce a design for a multi-modal application based on a
requirement spec. Then, each group will share their findings with the
whole workshop. We anticipate attendance of approximately 30
participants, including a mix of experience levels and practice areas,
as well as engaged learners.
Who should attend?
The workshop welcomes any practitioners interested in speech interaction
design on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Direct
experience is not required for participation.
Free! But a submission/registration in advance is required (see next section).
How to Participate
To participate, submit a description of an application you’d like to
design. We encourage you to choose a mobile application you are
passionate about, and that you believe would benefit from the addition
of speech. Example domains include (but are not limited to): calendar;
medical history; home health-care monitoring; travel booking; financial
services; automotive; or telecom self-service. The submission itself
should include a very brief set of requirements that explains what the
app does, who uses it, and descriptions of a few sample interactions.
Note: If you do not have a submission in mind but still wish to
participate in the activities of the workshop, just enter the words
"IxDA Participant Only" in the last three fields of the submission form
that are related to defining your application idea.
Deadline for Submissions: July 13, 2012. Invitations for accepted submissions will be sent out on July 20th, 2012.