Meet Sid: Voice UI Smart Mirror companion
How might we help people improve their public speaking skills?
Studies have shown that the fear of public speaking greatly limits career growth. It has a 10% impairment on wages, 10% impairment on college graduation, and a 15% impairment on promotion to management. Despite this fact, only 8% of those who have a fear of public speaking actually seek help for this problem.
Sid the smart mirror empowers users by helping them improve their public speaking skills through real time feedback and progress tracking over time.
Scope: 4 weeks
Categories: UX Research, Product Design, Voice UI
Role: Researcher and Designer, Content Strategist
Collaborators: Margarita Yong, Angie Ngoc Tran, Abhinav Sircar, Ke Hu
Tools: Sketch, Aftereffects, Photoshop
The primary way that the user will interact with the mirror is through voice control. The command, “Hey Sid” will prompt the mirror to listen. Since this mirror is already training the user to speak, has the functionality of analyzing speech, we landed on making Sid a voice controlled AI.
Real Time Feedback
Since being given real time feedback on whether or not you are using filler words, speaking too quickly or quietly, or using improper body language is most effective in correcting this behavior, Sid will track these issues and nudge you in the right direction with prompts on the screen.
A scrolling teleprompter will help you to memorize your speech or transcript so that you can practice your speech as you memorize it.
At the end of your sessions, you will be able to see your results over time in order to understand how you are progressing. This data is provided in a very easy to digest manner so that you will not be overwhelmed by numbers.
OUr DESIGN PROCESS
We created our solution with the following user scenarios in mind.
Professionals that have public speaking fear which hinders their professional growth
People that are starting careers which now focus on public speaking
Students who need the soft skills of presenting for their first jobs
The Evolution of Sid
The Evolution of real time feedback
The Evolution of Tracking Progress
We presented our final presentation to the design teams at Frog NYC and UTC.