Myra Roldan


Myra is an L&D thought leader who brings a unique mix of technical, business, and adult education expertise to the game. She is a TEDx speaker, author, and technical designer. Her superpower is her natural ability to make complex technical subjects easy-to-understand by breaking concepts down in a way that is easy to consume, process, and apply. Myra is passionate about empowering people to explore and develop themselves holistically. She strives to evoke transformation by doing her part to decolonize technology.

4:30 - 5:15 PM

Online | PST - USA 5 August 2020

How to build a Voice User Interface (VUI)

Alexa is one of the most widely used smart devices in the US today. It's a disruptive game ­changer in the learning and development space, but adoption is drastically low because learning professionals aren't sure how to integrate the technology into their ecosystem.

In this session, we will hack our way through developing an Alexa skill with no coding skills required. We will discover the core concepts of voice user interface (VUI) development, learn basic VUI terminology, brainstorm learning experience use cases for a VUI and develop an Alexa VUI skill prototype that you can take back to your workplace to demo and expand on.

In this hands ­on session, learners will need access to the Internet and a web ­browser. Learners will create Amazon AWS accounts (if they already have one, they can use their existing account). We will together build a voice user interface (VUI) and then transfer our design to an Alexa skill that we will build from scratch. Learners will test their skill using the web ­based Alexa simulator.

What you will take away from the session:

  • Core concepts of a voice user interface (VUI) design
  • How Alexa skills are developed
  • Use cases for Alexa learning experiences