Say What? Crafting Dialogue for Your Bot

THAT Conference 2018
Day: Sun, Aug 5   Time: 1:00 PM   Duration: 3 hours   Location: (map)
Level: 100  Primary Category: Precon  Secondary Category: IoT/Maker
Tags: design, UX, Watson, ChatBot, Bot, google home, VUI, conversation design, voice app, alexa skill, voice design
In the great rush of developers and designers creating chat and voice bots, there is a focus on the functionality and capabilities of the technology. But how do you create a bot that people love and want to engage with? The trick is to create a real conversation. Michael and Diana will take you through a soup-to-nuts experience where you will learn how to craft  natural-sounding dialogue that will emotionally connect users with your bot, using examples of VUI scripts, screenplays, improv exercises and writing tips. By the time you leave, be prepared to have learned how to write, lo-fi prototype, code, launch and test your very own bot. 
What to bring:
- An idea for a voice bot that's been stirring around in your head
- A computer
- Pen and paper
- You smartphone (if you have one) with the Google app installed