Ryan Strunk has spent the past five years at Target, where he has worked to make many of Target’s digital experiences accessible. He has been actively involved in Cartwheel, the Target registry, and the launch of the adaptive release of target.com. Currently he serves as a consultant for Target’s flagship app team.
Ryan is a passionate advocate for accessibility. He serves on the board of directors for BLIND Inc., is the president of the National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota’s Metro Chapter, and he has provided accessibility consultation for YMCA Twin Cities.
I’m a Senior Product Designer at Datadog and former co-founder and head of product of Opsee. I’ve been a designer in the dev tools space for the past 7 years.
As interfaces and development opportunities evolve from the older “apps” models, voice and bot integrations have begun to emerge as new models. For developers, designers, and project managers who have traditionally worked on more conventional web-user interfaces, creating a voice UI can seem foreign and unobtainable. Voice bots, such as Amazon’s Alexa, have become captivating platforms for bot creators, however translating functionality into verbal exchanges can be surprisingly difficult. This session will discuss what challenges arise when creating voice bots.
Takeaways: The outcome of this talk will be for individuals to understand the challenges that will arise when creating bots.
Marcus Finley is the CEO and Founder of FIN Digital, a full service digital application and innovation development firm. Marcus graduated from Florida State University where he majored in Mechanical Engineering and Public Administration. Marcus is a certified Scrum Master with expert knowledge of a number programming languages, user experience design and web/mobile application development. Marcus has managed over $3 million dollars of contracted technology development and strategy projects for with an average project budget of $200,000. In his professional roles he has provided technology strategies and user experiences to achieve client’s goals. He has help developed UX practices, lead a number of UX workshops with clients and guided companies with emerging needs of validating applications. He co-founded a Meetup called Color of Tech to bring together a diverse group of technology professionals to network and thrive.
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