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Leading in Conversation Design
We’re the world’s leading training and certification institute for conversation design. Our proven workflow helps you create human-centric experiences for AI Assistants, like chatbots and voice assistants.
Whether you’re an individual designer entering the field or an enterprise looking to close your team's skill gap, our courses and certificates help you design, develop, and deploy valuable conversational experiences.
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Conversation Design Institute's courses gave me the confidence that I can handle any Conversation Design project for anyone.Joseph Suskin International award-winning copywriter and Conversation Designer
Who our courses are for
Creating good conversational experiences requires a unique combination of skill sets. That’s why all kinds of people are entering the field. If you are interested in UX design, linguistics, data, content management, or copywriting, we’re ready to level up your career.
For organizations that use conversational AI technology to automate conversations on chat and voice channels, CDI has a full learning program that helps you go all the way from MVP to deployments at scale.
Your team will have access to all learning materials, office hours with CDI consultants, and regular sessions with leading experts from the world of conversational AI.
What your journey might look like
Subscribe to our All-course access, or enroll in a certification program, and you’ll get access to all CDI certification courses.
Follow courses for conversation design, conversational copywriting, and AI training at your own pace.
You’ll gain an understanding of the broader context of conversational AI, as well as learn the step-by-step workflow that helps organizations create human-centric AI Assistants.
Dive into the material, and test your understanding with exercises and quizzes.
Get an even deeper understanding by joining exclusive live expert classes. When you’re ready, take an exam and get certified.
Search the job board, participate in the alumni network, attend the Conversation Design Festival, and move forward in your career.
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One workflow for every conversational interface
Our courses take a technology-agnostic voice-first approach to conversation design.
This means that you can apply this workflow to all conversational interfaces like chatbots and voice assistants, regardless of the technology that you use.
Some of the things you will learn
Successful teams follow a human-centric workflow that unifies an understanding of technology, psychology, and language. Within this workflow, there are lots of micro-skills that you will learn in our easy-to-understand courses.
- Selecting use-cases
- Mentalizing conversations
- Sample dialogue
- Expert rewrite
- AI Training
- And more…
- Discourse markers
- And more…
- BJ Fogg Model
- Empathy first
- Reduce effort
- Increase motivation
- And more…
Building and improving
- Natural language understanding
- AI Training
- K-Fold cross validation
- Improving cognition
- And much more
About our extras
In addition to our course materials and certification programs, in some of the learning packages you will find exclusive extras. Here are some of the highlights.
Join virtual live sessions with leading experts from around the world, and get the insider’s view on creating AI Assistants. With this diverse group of experts, you can ask questions, connect with other students, and always learn the latest.
CDI Consultants host regular office hours. Send in your questions ahead of time and have them discussed during the session. You can also sit in and listen to questions other people have asked.
Get discounts on all CDI live events. This includes our bi-annual Conversation Design Festival, as well as other virtual events.
CDI Alumni are spread around the world and work at all kinds of organizations. You will find a welcoming community that is always ready to support you in your journey and guide you to the next phase in your career. Connect, share insights, ask questions, access the international job board, and get access to special alumni perks and discounts.
Watch the intro class for free
The world of AI Assistants is fun and innovative. If you are new to this field, you might want to know what you are getting yourself into. Just watch this first class for free and make sure you understand what you are signing up for. Enjoy!
Start studying for free
Create a free account and get a preview of our classes. You will find a rotating collection of beginner, intermediate, and expert lectures to start your journey in conversation design.
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Now a Conversation Designer for a fast-growth health tech company
CDI Conversation Designer Course Alumni
“I work for a fast-growth health tech company on their symptom checking chatbot. This course taught me how to do conversation design properly, and I was able to apply my new knowledge to improve our product. ”
Just like you cannot imagine a company without engineers today, you won't be able to imagine a company without conversation designers 5 years from now.Hans van Dam Founder & Dean of Conversation Design Institute
About Conversation Design Institute
Conversation Design Institute is the world’s leading training and certification institute for designing for conversational interfaces. CDI’s proven workflow has been validated around the world and sets the standard for making chatbots and voice assistants successful.
The team at Conversation Design Institute has worked for companies like Google, Daimler, Adidas, KLM, Booking.com, and many more.
Setting the standard in Conversation Design
Conversation Design Institute is working towards industry standards for conversation design. Together with major industry stakeholders, we have drafted a manifesto that calls for industry alignment. This manifesto describes a human-centric workflow and different skill sets and responsibilities.
This manifesto is supported by universities, technology companies, enterprises, and leading conversation designers. Through our advisory board, we ensure that our workflow, courses, and certification programs stay relevant for years to come.Discover our manifesto
Enter a booming industry
Voice is the fastest adopted interface the world has ever seen. Organizations expect to automate 85% of their customer interactions in the next 5 years using chatbots and voice assistants.
That means that every organization is going to be hiring people that can make these AI Assistants more human-centric and valuable. Just like you cannot imagine a company without engineers today, you won’t be able to imagine a company without a conversation designer 5 years from now.
Are you ready for this future?