A User-Based Method for Speech Interface Development

  • Yael Dubinsky
  • Tiziana Catarci
  • Stephen Kimani
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4554)


There is a consensus on the significance and high contribution of user involvement in the process of user interfaces development. However, there is no standard way to implement user involvement in software development processes. Dealing with speech-based interfaces that involve vocal interaction of speaking and hearing, the need of user involvement is increased. In this paper, we focus on the characteristics of speech interface development and suggest a user-based method that enables continuous user evaluation. We illustrate the method implementation in two different software projects that contain speech interfaces.


user-based development method speech interface development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yael Dubinsky
    • 1
  • Tiziana Catarci
    • 1
  • Stephen Kimani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Systems Science, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Via Salaria 113, 00198 RomeItaly

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