Voice Interaction Research at the MRL

Our research on voice interaction has recently been featured at various places online, and in talks and presentations.

This is the attempt of an archive of highlights (most recent up top).

Stuart on Computerphile on “How Alexa Works”

Stuart Reeves in November 2019.

Progressivity for Voice User Interface Design

Our paper with the above title won a Best Paper Award at the inaugural CUI ’19 conference on Conversational User Interfaces, in Dublin, in August 2019.

Download a free PDF preprint.

(It’s in the ACM DL behind a paywall here https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3342788)

Designing for conversation with voice interfaces

An article in the ACM magazine Interactions, published in January 2019 is here:


Or with nicer layout in the ACM DL:


Voice interfaces in everyday life

Martin Porcheron presenting our CHI 2018 paper (Porcheron et al., 2018). The paper has received a CHI Best Paper Award, awarded to the top 1% of accepted papers.

Martin also wrote a blog post summarising the findings of the paper: https://www.porcheron.uk/blog/examining-amazon-echo-use-in-the-home

The trouble with voice interfaces

A “CHI lite” talk I gave in Montréal in April 2018, collocated with CHI 2018.

CHI lites talk 2018 abstract

VUX World podcast

Martin is featured on the VUX World podcast at https://vux.world/how-people-really-use-amazon-alexa/

martin podcast 2018


Talking with machines? Voice interfaces and conversation design

Stuart Reeves presenting at Interaction 18 (IxD 18). A Medium post on the talk is available at https://medium.com/@5tuartreeves/talking-with-machines-voice-interfaces-and-conversation-design-19f80d625c55

Talking with Alexa at home

Martin and Stuart wrote a guest blog for ROLSI, the journal Research on Language and Social Interaction https://rolsi.net/2018/02/16/guest-blog-talking-with-alexa-at-home/




Martin Porcheron, Joel E. Fischer, Stuart Reeves, and Sarah Sharples. 2018. Voice Interfaces in Everyday Life. To appear in Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (CHI ’18). ACM Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3174214 [Best Paper Award]

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