Episode 27

Voice Content and Usability with Preston So

Published on: 21st September, 2021

Technically Speaking is a podcast by Harrison Wheeler about BIPOC designers, entrepreneurs & technologists sharing their unique stories of triumph and resilience

Episode description

In this episode of Technically Speaking, our host Harrison Wheeler talks to web designer, content management expert, and author Preston So about the new user experiences in web design enabled by spatial and spoken content. He explains why the web is in the middle of a massive transition and how you can be part of it as a designer. Join in and listen to Harrison and Preston discuss the future of the web and the latest challenges these changes have brought to the industry. 

Jump straight into:

(01:35) - Who is Preston So? His experience in the web development industry and content management. 

(05:27) - The web is going through a transition!: The new paradigms to take into account and the latest opportunities in spatial and spoken content.

(09:59) - Why is voice tech top of mind now?: The humanness of conversation and enabling access for a broader population. 

(16:30) - Handling new tools and challenges: How voice tech can assist the state government and the need for content management.

(20:21) - Today’s biggest challenges regarding new technology: The conversational singularity and the possibility of biases seeping into voice interfaces.

(26:41) - Conversation design for designers: The current picture of voice tech and a piece of advice for those who are looking to get into the industry.

(31:58) - Using voice technology to amplify our voices and how to find Preston’s new book. 

(35:16) - Sharing information through writing: How Preston got into writing and how he maintains his muscle for it. 

 Episode Resources:

Connect with Preston through LinkedIn

Preston.so

Automattic

Decoupled Drupal in Practice by Preston So 

Gatsby The Definitive Guide by Preston So 

Immersive Content Strategy by Preston So

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I began my podcasting journey in 2016. A friend and I tried to launch a podcast and I couldn't believe how much went into creating a show...crazy right?!? For the last 4 years, I've jumped headfirst in podcasting and have made it my passion and livelihood. Since opening StudioPod in 2018 I've helped companies, writers, professional athletes, doctors, and many others produce their podcasts.