Voice User Interface Design Course

Learn the essentials
of voice design in 2 months
Study flexibly
at a pace of 15-20 hours per week
Complete the course with
3 VUI projects for your professional portfolio

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“How would you like to get in touch?”

“I’m here to help you become a UX designer”

Alana, Senior Career Advisor

Want to know if VUI design is right for?

Find out with a free 6-day email short course.

Curious about this course?

Contact us to find out if it’s right for you

Career Advisor

“How would you like to get in touch?”

“I’m here to help you become a UX designer”

Alana, Senior Career Advisor

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Voice User Interface Design Course details

In this course, you will

Discover everything you need to know about designing interactions between voice assistants and their users.

Gain a solid understanding of key voice design principles while building three Amazon Alexa skills.

Amplify your existing skillset with in-demand skills that can transform digital experiences.

Work 1:1 with an expert mentor, who'll provide you with individualized support, advice, and feedback.

Join an active community of over 3,000 students, alumni, mentors, and career specialists, and get access to exclusive events and webinars.

Fully online

Study for 15-20 hours per week for 2 months

Personalized mentorship

Our course mentors are rated 4.92/5 based on feedback from over 1,000 reviews

Outcome oriented

Finish with a certificate of completion and 3 polished VUI design projects for your portfolio

Why learn voice design?

Voice designers are in high demand

"Today’s VUIs are quickly growing smarter, learning the user’s speech patterns over time and even building their own vocabulary. With VUIs fast-evolving, voice is poised to be the next major disruption in computing." -Amazon

Voice user interfaces place accessibility at the forefront

Users who are blind or have low vision benefit hugely from voice-led technology. Voice interfaces enable calendar events, music libraries, and radio channels to be accessed without the need to read a screen—making for a more inclusive digital experience.

Boost your career with voice design skills

Going beyond conversations surrounding Amazon's Alexa, this course focuses on teaching voice design skills and theory that apply to the larger voice ecosystem. You'll come away with an understanding of how to design voice experiences for any app.

Why choose a CareerFoundry course?

Work with your very own course mentor

You'll enjoy a truly collaborative online learning experience, with tailored written and video feedback on everything you do from experts who work in your new field day in, day out.

Get the perfect balance of theory and practice

From day one, you'll put your newfound knowledge of UX design theory into practice as you work towards delivering your first app design.

Master the practical skills that you can immediately apply to real-life projects

Our Voice User Interface Design Course is based on extensive research into the job market and in-depth surveys with industry experts.

Voice is a brand new way of interacting with technology, and one that we believe is the future of computing. We’re excited to work with CareerFoundry to provide support specifically for UX designers, so that they can create even more engaging voice-first experiences.

Rob Pulciani
Director, Amazon Alexa

Meet your new team

At CareerFoundry, you’re never alone! From the moment you start the course, you’ll be assigned a personal mentor. This seasoned and influential expert will act as your teacher, coach, and confidant through every step of the course—providing individualized support, advice, and feedback.

Your mentor

is a voice design expert that will act as your teacher.

Your mentor will provide detailed video reviews of each project you complete during the course.

Our mentors haven’t just made a name for themselves at top companies in the industry—but have helped shape it.

A project-based curriculum that gets you thinking like a voice designer

This course walks you through the process of designing for voice user interfaces and shows you where and how it differs from designing for visual interfaces.

Created by experienced instructional designers, authored by industry experts, and kept up-to-date by course editors, our curriculum will serve as the foundation of your learning experience.

Achievement 1: Introduction to Voice Design with Alexa

1.1 Getting Started with Your Voice Design Course

Describe the role of a voice designer and identify variables and basic coding conventions.


1.2 History & Appeal of Voice

Discuss the history of voice interactions. Outline the features of voice interfaces that appeal to users.


1.3 Use Cases for Voice

Describe considerations for using a voice interface.


1.4 Personas for Voice

Discuss the creation of user personas and voice interface personas.


1.5 How Alexa Voice Interactions Work

Describe the components of an Alexa skill and how they function.


1.6 Building Your First Skill

Set up the input side of an Alexa skill using the Amazon Skills Kit.


1.7 Working with AWS Lambda

Describe the purpose of AWS Lambda and how to link it to a skill file.


1.8 Certifying Your Skill

Discuss best practices in certifying a skill.

Achievement 2: UX Design Principles for Voice

2.1 User Needs & User Stories for Voice

Apply user experience principles to create user stories for voice interactions.


2.2 Sample Dialogs

Create sample dialogs to make design decisions about an interaction.


2.3 User Flows for Voice

Outline effective user flows for voice interactions.


2.4 Voice Scripts

Create comprehensive scripts using best practices for voice responses.


2.5 Context & Memory in Voice Design

Apply the concept of memory to a voice interaction.


2.6 Usability Testing for Voice Interactions

Describe and apply best practices in usability testing for voice interactions.


2.7 Multimodal Interactions

Discuss appropriate multimodal approaches for user interactions.


2.8 Accessibility & Voice

Apply usability guidelines related to accessibility to a voice interaction.


2.9 Safety & Privacy for Voice Design

Discuss ethical challenges and user safety in voice interactions.

Portfolio Projects

Review a selection of some of the work our VUI design students have completed in recent months.


Voice User Interface Design

OR secure your spot and pay today, then per month for months (starting one month after your program start date).
  • Learn through our comprehensive, project-based curriculum
  • Receive regular, personalized feedback from your course mentor
  • Deliver your first app design, which will form the basis of your professional portfolio
  • Get an in-depth review of your portfolio project from your mentor on a video call
  • Gain exclusive access to our global community—plus events and webinars


1.    Do I need any experience to join the course?

While no specific previous experience is required, you should have a working knowledge of UX design tasks and concepts such as user personas, low and high-fidelity prototyping, user flows, and usability testing for visual designs.

2.    What does ZFU-approved mean?

The ZFU, or Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht, is the state body for distance learning in Germany. To be able to offer our Voice User Interface Design with Amazon Alexa Course publicly, it underwent a rigorous quality assurance and certification process. On successful completion of this process, the course was assigned a unique approval number (7347419) which can be checked against a public register.

3.    How long does the course take?

This course will take about 120 hours to complete. To finish the course within two months (eight weeks), you’ll need to study an average of 15-20 hours per week. If you want to complete the course sooner,you may do so simply by increasing the number of hours you put in.

4.    Is the course content practical?

Yes. The course follows a practical, project-based learning format that will see you learn the essential, in-demand skills that employers look for.

5.    Do I get a certificate at the end?

Yes, you will receive a CareerFoundry certificate on completion of your course.

6.    Is the course 100% online?

Yes, the course is entirely online. You’ll get exclusive access to our student community on Slack, and a global network of alumni and mentors to support you upon completion.

7.    What are minimum system and hardware requirements?

Windows macOS
Operating system: Windows 10

Processor: Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support

RAM: 4 GB RAM (64-bit)

Monitor resolution: 1024 x 768
Operating system: macOS versions 10.13 and later

Processor: Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support

RAM: 4 GB RAM (64-bit)

Monitor resolution: 1024 x 768

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