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SXSW 2018

Interface In Our Ears

Since the early 1980s, human computer interaction has primarily been facilitated through Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs). However, the combination of screen fatigue, burgeoning artificial intelligence and technology embedded in everything from cars to homes, is exposing a need for new types of interfaces that extend beyond the visual. This talk will explore the emergence of the AUI (audio user interface), and the role audio might and should play in expressing user experiences.

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  1. How has audio expression been used to facilitate interactive experiences to date?
  2. What forces are driving the emergence of audio user interfaces (like that of Amazon's aptly named Echo)?
  3. How might AUIs continue to evolve in the future? And what considerations and methods can we use to design for them?


  • Christine Todorovich, Principal Design Director, frog design


Christine Todorovich, Principal Design Dir, frog design

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Design
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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