Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Title: Get Down Series Premiere
Description: Join Anna and Amit on the pilot episode of the “Get Down” series as they work together to think of a mega-million-dollar Alexa skill idea. Okay, maybe that last part is just a bit exaggerated. They’re attempting to build an exercise skill that’s engaging and fun to keep users coming back for more. That’s pretty much the opposite of what happens to most workout plans. With the odds stacked against them, follow along to see whether they’ll get it built or go bust!
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Thursday, December 19, 2019 Title:
Voice Design Best Practices Description:
We’ll talk about how not to commit some UX design sins with a better approach to the voice design process. Just like writing for the silver screen, we’ll be scripting our dialog and starting to create storyboards for how we expect users to interact with our skill. Find out how the heck we're going to get down and design this funky thing.
We're taking a holiday break on Twitch until the New Year. We'll resume the Get Down series in January. See you in 2020! Date:
Thursday, January 9, 2019 Title:
Test Results from Our (Somewhat) Willing Participants Description:
We're back with results from our test with actual humans who had absolutely no idea what they were getting into! We'll use the results to both figure out if our idea is okay, and fine-tune this before we throw ourselves into the code. View Episode On YouTube »
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2019
Title: How Do You Uproot a Couch Potato?
Description: We’ve got the general idea of this easy to use exercise skill, but how do we get people coming back for more? We're going to make users want to Get Down all the time with different retention methods used often in gaming. Unlock rewards, shatter achievement records, and much more. We’ll decide what methods are right for this skill, along with how we’re going to document and build it in.
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2019
Title: A New Year to Get Down
Description: We’re getting close to launch our skill, Get Down. For this skill, the new year is a prime time to get customers who are excited about exercising while they’re still hopeful about fulfilling their resolutions. In this episode, we’ll go over getting our skill ready for certification and publishing. Will we get our skill across the finish line in time? Or will skill publishing be our unfinished resolution?