Prepare to Design the Future
March 19–20, 2017: Training
March 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA
Cathy Pearl

Cathy Pearl
Director of User Experience, Sensely

Website | @sense_ly

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.


9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday, March 19 & Monday, March 20
Location: Tower Salon B
Cathy Pearl (Sensely)
Average rating: *****
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Cathy Pearl demonstrates how to design a system that follows good conversational UI principles. Read more.
9:00am–5:00pm Monday, March 20, 2017
1:15pm–1:55pm Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Technology, tools, and process
Location: Grand Ballroom
Level: Beginner
Cathy Pearl (Sensely)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
"Earl Grey, hot." We are closer than ever to the promised land of the Star Trek computer. There have been huge strides recently in the technology of speech recognition, but the new era of speech-enabled devices (such as those with Siri, Ok Google, or Amazon Alexa integration) is in its infancy. Cathy Pearl shares key design principles to help you design the best VUI possible. Read more.