Graham Pullin, Andrew Cook
There are some commonly held assumptions about the future of speech technology, and our interactions with it, that we wish to challenge. Our goal with "Six Speaking Chairs" is to explore alternative perspectives rather than to converge on solutions at this first stage. We would therefore describe this activity as design research, even though it involves our practice as interaction designers. We have built a collection of objects, each of which embodies a different way of thinking about tone of voice. It is better to view the chairs as provocations than as prototypes in the conventional sense, because their…
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