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How to create a good conversational experience for returning users

Imagine you get invited to one of your best friends' parties. It is a familiar setting and you know most people. You make the rounds, shake hands and exchange pleasantries. Then you make your way to the next person, someone you see once a year at...

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Cathy Pearl on why it's a great time to become a conversation designer

Cathy Pearl is a world wide leader when it comes to conversation design. She is a Conversation Design Lead at Google and the author of the O’Reilly book ...

How to create a good conversational experience for returning users

Imagine you get invited to one of your best friends' parties. It is a familiar setting and you know most people. You make the rounds, shake hands and...

Error handling: tips to make your chatbot more helpful, natural and persuasive

Sometimes things do not go your way. This is the case in life, but it is also true when interacting with chatbots and voice assistants. Conversational AI...

Mistakes in conversation design that organizations make

We work with major enterprises, and noticed a pattern in mistakes they make when designing conversations for chatbots and voice assistants. Let's have a...

4 Reasons why your chatbot isn't performing and quick fixes to improve it right away

You were excited. You were going to knock it out of the park by building and deploying a chatbot. You saw the KPIs and thought to yourself: this is going to...

Why AI Needs UX: Let’s Get Conversational

As a UX-writer, you have been working at the forefront of technology. You are usually part of a product team with great talent and ambition. Your role is to...

How to influence customers through conversation design

Chatbots and voice assistants can be used for repetitive processes that often can be automated. That is why customer service was the first to adopt chatbots...

Important conversation design metrics for your chatbot or voice assistant

As conversation designers, we design the best we can. We follow the steps in the conversation design workflow. There is canvassing the user needs, sample...

Best practices in conversation design

Conversation design is booming. People around the world are entering this new exciting field to help organizations develop human-centric conversational...