"Multiple simultaneous wake words provide the best option for customers. Utterance by utterance, customers can choose which voice service will best support a particular interaction. It's exciting to see these companies come together in pursuit of that vision."
– Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO, Amazon
Voice agents are a rapidly growing part of the world of consumer products and services. With multiple voice agents available on a single device, each with their own strengths, experiences, and personalities, customers have more options than ever to engage with them.
The increasing number and variety of voice agents does present a challenge to product and agent designers, though. How can we offer customers a set of voice agents whose fundamental interactions and behaviors that allow great customer experiences? Can we simplify requirements and identify design consistencies to reduce development effort?
Building voice-enabled devices that promote customer choice and flexibility through multiple, simultaneous wake words
Developing voice services that can work seamlessly with others while protecting the privacy and security of customers
Releasing technologies and solutions that make it easier to integrate multiple voice services on a single product
The VII Design Guide focuses on behavior and interaction design challenges that occur when multiple simultaneous agents exist on a single device. Building on the ideas and experiences of VII members, this Design Guide is intended to: