I was a participant at the Actions on Google Workshop in March 2017 where we learned about designing personas for speech interfaces. My team and I worked on developing DINA, the speech cheerleader who helps you practice your speech exercises. DINA was designed to be a helpful, transparent coach who never gave up. She wasn’t pushy, but she was patient and kind.
This workshop went on to inspire how I thought about Raich, a project I worked on as a Storytelling Fellow at History Channel.