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Adobe XD Makes Machine-To-Machine Interaction a Reality; Announces Voice Integration with Amazon Alexa

Enterprise Experience builder, Adobe XD has officially announced testing Voice experience with Amazon Alexa. Adobe XD users can use these new Voice-enabled tools to export and preview voice prototypes on any Alexa-enabled device. These can be used with the Echo Dot or Echo Show to further build on XD’s existing voice prototyping capabilities introduced at MAX 2018.

Earlier this month, Adobe XD recently announced support for commenting on shared prototypes from mobile devices:

Additionally, the company also launched the Adobe XD skill for Alexa, the first-ever Alexa skill built by Adobe.

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In an official blog, Mark Webster, Director of Product, Adobe XD wrote —

“The adoption of voice technology continues to surge with assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant becoming staples in our everyday lives. And Adobe recently found that a whopping 91 percent of brands are already making significant investments in voice.”

We are witnessing healthy growth in the Voice-enabled Conversational Commerce industry. The growing popularity of AI-driven smart speakers is resulting in far-flung adoption of Voice voice services on other connected devices.

Mark says, “Voice is emerging as the next major human-to-computer medium of interaction, thanks to the fact that it’s simple to use and can remove tedious friction.”

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In a quick-returning Voice industry, designers can use Adobe XD’s voice experiences for capabilities to design and prototype experiences that combine voice and a screen visual. Amazon Alexa is expected to add to overall visual experiences. Together with Voice, users can leverage Alexa-enabled device to fully manage product development cycles.

In addition to on-device prototyping with Voice technology for Alexa Skill, the company also announced working with the Adobe XD Alexa skill through the Alexa Skills Store online, or through the Alexa app.

At the time of this announcement, Paul Cutsinger, Head of Voice Design Education, Amazon, said,

“It’s our goal to provide designers, developers, and creators with the support they need to build great voice experiences with the tools they are familiar with.”

Paul added, “We’re excited to work with Adobe to help Adobe XD designers more easily prototype their Alexa skill experiences, and give their vision a voice.”

Adobe is exploring various insights and perceptions related to the Voice-enabled technologies ahead of the 2019 Voice Summit.

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