The current state of voice technology is often applied on practical use cases such as commanding Alexa to turn on the lights or purchase items on Amazon. How can we design this emerging interface outside of the convention?
As online dating became the norm of how people fall in love, I speculate that the voice technology will soon be integrated into dating apps.
Iteration I: Biography
It is plausible that we would soon be able to not only attach images, videos and texts on our profile but also recordings of our voice.
Iteration II: Swiping
We would also be able to swipe with our voice.
Iteration III: Relationship Advisor
Or ask our voice assistants for relationship advice.
After three iterations, I noticed that voice assistants’ role is often the receiver of our complaints and commands. I wonder how we, as users, would respond if we reverse the emotional labor dynamic between human and voice assistant.
During user testing, it was pleasant to see how much joy Sad Bunny has brought into my users’ life yet unexpected that many users also empathized with Sad Bunny despite her synthetic voice. I realized the power of delivering human emotions through voice and hoped to continue working with this emerging medium.