October 19, 2016
San Francisco, CA
Cathy Pearl

Cathy Pearl
Director of User Experience, Sensely

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Cathy Pearl is director of user experience at Sensely, whose virtual nurse avatar, Molly, helps people engage with their health. Cathy has more than 15 years of experience designing user interfaces and has worked on everything from helicopter pilot simulators at NASA to a conversational iPad app in which Esquire magazine’s style columnist tells you what you should wear on a first date. During her time at Nuance and Microsoft, Cathy designed voice user interfaces for banks, airlines, healthcare companies, and Ford SYNC. She is the author of the upcoming O’Reilly book Designing Voice User Interfaces. Cathy holds a BS in cognitive science from UCSD and an MS in computer science from Indiana University.


1:15pm–2:05pm Wednesday, 10/19/2016
Cathy Pearl (Sensely)
Voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa have become compelling platforms for bot creators, and voice will become an essential part of any bot creator's toolkit as APIs for Siri, Cortana, and Google Now become available. However, translating functionality into voice user interfaces can be extremely difficult. We've invited Cathy Pearl, an authority on VUI design, to give an overview of the field. Read more.