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Designing Voice User Interfaces: Principles of Conversational Experiences

Description: Voice user interfaces (VUIs) are becoming all the rage today. But how do you build one that people can actually converse with? Whether you’re designing a mobile app, a toy, or a device such as a home assistant, this practical book guides you through basic VUI design principles, helps you choose the right speech recognition engine, and shows you how to measure your VUI’s performance and improve upon it.

Price: PAID

Designing Bots: Creating Conversational Experiences

Description: From Alexa to Siri and from Slack bots to SMS and email bots, we rely more and more on software-driven conversational apps. In this practical guide, author Amir Shevat shows you how to design and build great conversational experiences and delightful bots that makes people’s life more fun and productive.

Price: PAID

Bot Business 101: How to start, run & grow your Bot / AI business

Description: It covers every aspect of the Bot business such as choosing the right distribution channel, the correct approach to a potential client, pricing your Bot, designing a solid conversation flow, discovert, increasing retention and many others. It is useful in growing your Bot/AI business.

Price: FREE + PAID

Voice User Interface Design

Description: This book is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to voice user interface (VUI) design. The VUI is perhaps the most critical factor in the success of any automated speech recognition (ASR) system, determining whether the user experience will be satisfying or frustrating, or even whether the customer will remain one. This book describes a practical methodology for creating an effective VUI design. The methodology is scientifically based on principles in linguistics, psychology, and language technology, and is illustrated here by examples drawn from the authors' work at Nuance Communications, the market leader in ASR development and deployment.

Price: PAID

Building Slack Bots

Description: In this book you'll see how to hook into the Slack API to create software that can read and post to chatrooms, respond to commands and hints given in natural conversational language, and build fun and useful bots for your own place of work, both as a front end to your own service and to distribute and share as apps. You can even sell your bots and build a business as a Slack bot developer.

Platforms: slack

Price: PAID

Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework: A Multiplatform Approach to Building Chatbots (Developer Reference)

Description: This is the only comprehensive, authoritative guide to building Conversational User Interfaces (CUI, a.k.a. bots, chatbots, or chatterbots) with the Microsoft Bot Framework. Reflecting the next radical revolution in human-computer interaction, it will help you leverage advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing to empower new and existing applications with stunningly intuitive conversational interfaces.

Platforms: Slack, Skype, and Facebook Messenger

Price: PAID

Conversational Interfaces: Principles of Successful Bots, Chatbots & Messaging Apps

Description: Conversational Interfaces by Mariya Yao teaches businesses, entrepreneurs, and product designers how to succeed by applying principles of successful bots and messaging apps.

Price: PAID

Chatbots: 100 Successful Business and Brand Bots

Description: In this book, authors Adelyn Zhou and Marlene Jia profile 100 of the top bots built on Facebook Messenger, Apple iMessage, Amazon Echo, Kik, Skype, Slack, and WeChat. We feature hundreds of actionable bot strategies that these brands have used to attract, engage and retain users.

Price: PAID

Designing Conversational Interfaces

Description: Designing Conversational Interfaces is a book for designers, developers and founders containing practical guidelines about how to create messaging applications that people will love to use.

Price: PAID

The Conversational Interface: Talking to Smart Devices

Description: This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the conversational interface, which is becoming the main mode of interaction with virtual personal assistants, smart devices, various types of wearable, and social robots. Part I presents the background to conversational interfaces, examining past and present work on spoken language interaction with computers. Part II covers the various technologies that are required to build a conversational interface along with practical chapters and exercises using open source tools. Part III looks at interactions with smart devices, wearables, and robots, and discusses the role of emotion and personality in the conversational interface. Part IV examines methods for evaluating conversational interfaces and discusses future directions.

Platforms: Android

Price: PAID

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