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March 19–20, 2017: Training
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San Francisco, CA

Amazon Alexa: What, why, and why now?

Phillip Hunter (Amazon Alexa Skills Kit)
4:25pm–5:05pm Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Location: California West
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)

Today’s forays into voice-driven experiences, led by Alexa, are different than those in even the recent past. Some reasons why this is happening now—the rise of cloud computing and machine learning—are obvious. Others, such as distributed devices and app fatigue, are less so. Phillip Hunter explores what’s making these innovations possible and what it means for user experience today and in the future. Join Phillip to learn why you need to take part in this exciting field.

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Phillip Hunter

Amazon Alexa Skills Kit

Nearly 20 years into his design career, Phillip Hunter is building his fourth UX team and practice while leading the experience direction for how people will create and use Amazon Alexa skills. He is passionate about how teams work, understanding systems, and the little details of interaction design that make big differences. Phillip is an active member of Seattle and international design communities. He enjoys spending time creating and adding good to the world. He also tweets a lot and fancies himself both a postmetal guitar hero and an undiscovered Instagram star.