When I was working at Bontouch I had the pleasure of designing my first voice app for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa—Filtrete.

Filtrete is an air filter product by 3M. Their smart air filters monitor how much life they have left, and through bluetooth you can check when they need replacing.

We built voice apps where you could check on the filter life, the outdoor air quality, and add new replacements to the Alexa shopping list.

I had never designed anything like this and the challenge was so fun! I learned so much—from how to mock up conversations trees, to writing and previewing pronounciation and tone of sentences in the Amazon and Google voice developer tools. The voice tools have a looooooong way to go. It wasn’t easy to design, but learning it together with my awesome developers made it fun.

If you’re getting into voice design I recommend reading this book!