Course Description

Designing with Nuance Application Studio (NAS)

Nuance Application Studio (NAS) is a speech and touchtone application design tool that streamlines the design process and facilitates communication with stakeholders, so that you can efficiently build and maintain more effective speech applications. Encapsulating best Voice User Interface (VUI) design practices, NAS provides a flexible interface for designers with synchronized views and generated documents to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholder groups. Unlike using Word and Visio, which require redundant, error prone data entry and preclude any validity checking, Nuance Application Studio synchronizes text and call flow representations, automates rote tasks and verifies the integrity of your speech application design.

Participants in Designing Applications with Nuance Application Studio walk through each step of the design process to explore all facets of the Nuance Application Studio (NAS) functionality. Using the NAS tool's intuitive work area, participants generate call flow diagrams, sample calls, and prompt listings; set property values; and insert user-defined logging events. Participants can prototype design hypotheses. Class exercises also define best practices for maintenance and upkeep of designs and design elements.

This class is offered live online via web conferencing. Extensive exercises are performed via virtual machine accessible using the URL we provide once you've successfully registered for the class.

By the end of the training, participants should be able to:
  1. Run Application Studio
  2. Start and save a speech project
  3. Set significant preferences & options
  4. Write sample calls
    • Define an inventory of sample calls
    • Write the text of calls
    • Annotate the text to assign prompts to states & responses to grammars
    • Share text across multiple sample calls
    • Generate sample call documents
    • Understand what is and isn’t in the generated documents and how to present them
    • Go back and “safely” make changes in an inventory of sample calls with shared prompts
  5. Generate call flow diagrams
    • Use the palette to add states to the dialog space
    • Connect the states together
    • Make off-page references and subdialog calls
    • Organize states on different “pages”
    • Use the “birds-eye view” and filter
    • Generate call flow documents
    • Understand what is and isn’t in the generated documents & how to present them
  6. Populate detailed views of nodes
    • Finish off a state partly specified via sample call & call flow views
    • Create a new state from scratch
    • Specify static & specific conditional prompts
    • Specify concatenated & TTS prompts
    • Specify grammars & actions
    • Generate detailed design documents
    • Understand what is and isn’t in the generated documents & how to present them
  7. Organize an application
    • Use subdialogs & subdialog calls
    • Use external callouts
    • Use database access states, decision states, play-prompts, etc.
    • Use highlighting to track current changes
    • Track design releases and maintain version control with the current Application Studio
    • Generate a prompt list for recording
  • User Interface Designers
  • Call Flow Developers
  • Project Managers
  1. Introduction
  2. Creating a Project
  3. Creating Sample Calls
  4. Defining Application Structure with Call Flows
  5. Application Structure and Design Ideas
  6. Associating design resources with nodes
  7. Eclipse Tips & Tricks
  8. Prepare for Executive Review
  9. Prototyping
  10. Fully specify the Design Details
  11. Prompt Audio Management
  12. Create an Archive
  13. Generate Code
  14. Technical Detail
  • Familiarity with best practices for successful speech user interface design, including:
    • Fundamentals of Voice User Interface Design
    • User Interface Design Workshop
  • Familiarity with VoiceXML call flow and GRXML grammar development
    • Developing Speech Grammars: SRGS GRXML
    • Developing VXML Speech Applications
CoursePrice: 1800 USD For classes outside of North America, prices should be converted to Euros or British Pounds, when appropriate.
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4 Days
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Design: Voice User Interface   
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