Dear Siri,

Dear Siri,

Conversational User Interfaces might be the future, but there is a problem that you and your chatbot friends don’t solve right now.

Conversational User Interfaces might be the future, but there is a problem that you and your chatbot friends don’t solve right now.

THE PROBLEM

2.000.000
Apps

2.000.000
Apps

36.000 
Bots

36.000 
Bots

How do I find apps or bots that can help me in my context?

Statistically speaking, out of those millions of apps, we install one every month. On average, each of us has about 70 apps in total and mainly uses the messenger ones. Seems kind of disproportionate, doesn't it?

Your chatbot friends attempt to bring services to the messengers we are using. Even right now, there are app stores evolving for those bots. And that means, our chat apps will face the same fate as our home screens.

OUR SOLUTION

Your new home:
the keyboard

Your new home: the keyboard

Soon, some new space will be available right below our iPhone keyboard. Siri, you could support us right there while we are typing. Regardless of what messenger we prefer.

From Hey Siri to Thanks Siri

From Hey Siri to Thanks Siri

You are a good listener, but you talk too much. Being the heart of iOS, you can connect to every single app or bot out there. Help us find the functionality we need in a certain context, and become an actual personal assistant! Be the shift to the way operating systems work!

You don’t need to have an answer to everything.

Today, you have to answer all our questions, even if you didn't get one. That sucks. And it's the biggest drawback of CUIs.

Living in the keyboard, you could use your Natural Language Processing skills and simply raise your hand proactively whenever you think you could be of help.

No more question and answer games will make all of us feel better.

We talk to other humans, while you connect to services that are useful to us.

It's cumbersome for us to leave a chat app to achieve a specific goal. And it's hard to grasp complex processes in speech bubbles. Ask your chatbot friends!

Let's combine the best out of both worlds. You anonymously share our intentions with services and provide us with simple controls. Boom! Chats will be less complex, but no less human.

You help us chat better with just a little predictive AI. Siri, you're the best!

You keep track of the plan.
We take care of the emotional stuff.

You are a mastermind when it comes to logic. Help us stay up to date while we do the things humans do: forgetting things or having a BBQ with friends.

There is so much you can support us with, and we would be happy about your help!

What do you think? Pretty please?

Hey Apple. 
Let’s think differently!

Hey Apple,
let’s think different!

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Thanks for reading

Thanks for reading

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Hi there,

Hi there,

we are Michael Dietz and Thomas Petrach, 
UX/UI Designers from Berlin. This project is based on learnings from our Interface Design bachelor thesis »Designing the Conversational User Interface« at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences.

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