04 Sep 3 Steps to Building Your Voice User Interface
Finding a sound that your users can relate to
Think of the voice-enabled applications and devices you use every day. What is the first thing you associate with those devices? For most people, the voice is the first thing that comes to mind. While developers are the ones putting in the hard work behind the scenes, the voice is what users will interact with on a day-to-day basis. That is why you, as a developer, need to start thinking about how you will craft your voice user interface – or VUI. Here are some steps you can take to move forward:
- Create your Script (or at least a sample script)
Think about the most common interactions that your user will have with your app. What are the most important responses you need your app to give? Start writing these down. If you don’t feel super comfortable coming up with the wording yourself, take your notes to a writer and get them polished up nicely. Once you have a script, you are ready to start hearing voices.
- Distribute your Project
Next, you will need to get your script into the hands of some freelance voiceover professionals. If you use VOICEOVERS.com, all you need to do is post your script along with some basic information about your project to start hearing sample recordings from high-quality, talented voices.
- Select your Voice
Listen to the auditions you receive from freelance voiceover professionals. Can you imagine your app with their voice? Do you feel that their reads communicate the feeling you want your users to associate with your app? Once you have found and hired the right voiceover Talent, you will have a professional, knowledgeable collaborator to help you build a VUI your users will enjoy returning back to each time they use your app. If you’re ready to start crafting the VUI for your app, post your project to VOICEOVERS.com today and start receiving auditions from voiceover professionals like Toby Ricketts and Heidi Rew.