November Newsletter (2020)

In this edition of the VF newsletter: manual test navigation, Voiceflow Community Awards, voice & chatbot design webinar

Monthly Digest | November 2020

This month we released a series of prototyping updates, added a default voice option to the speak step, and launched our 2nd Annual Voiceflow Community Awards. And that's just scratching the surface.

Here's a full recap of November:

Product Update

A new way to navigate your tests

Introducing enhanced test navigation. Easily navigate and start a test from any block; our latest update offers the flexibility to test any part of the conversation you're focused on. Now get access to accelerated testing with more granular control over the entire prototyping experience. Watch our walkthrough video here.

Additional Updates:

  • Set the default voice used for Speak Steps on Alexa projects
  • You can now set the Skill Model Sensitivity of Alexa projects (for EN or DE locales only) that will adjust the sensitivity for intent recognition
  • You can now copy and duplicate individual Steps within a Block using the right-click menu
  • The Project Download function is now available on the Dashboard under the [...] menu on each project

For a more comprehensive list of recent changes, visit our changelog below.

Learn More

Coming Soon

Nominate today!

It's the moment you've been waiting for - the 2nd Annual Voiceflow Community Awards are here! The Voiceflow Community Awards recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to the growth, development, and success of our vibrant community.

Do you know a community member or several that deserve to be celebrated? Nominate them below! Submissions are anonymous, and self-nominations are accepted.

The categories you can nominate for are:  

VF Hero Award: an individual who has gone above and beyond to help grow, educate, and build a better community.

VF Growth Award: an individual who champions designing for voice and who has positively impacted community growth and development through outreach and events.

VF Helping Hands Award: an individual who has provided exceptional support, feedback, and encouragement within our community.

VF Creative Design Award: A voice experience that pushes the limits & shows off what's possible in conversation design. Project submission required.

*Nomination are open until January 8th, so cast your ballot soon!

Nominate a Community Member!


5 Critical Differences Between Voice & Chatbot Design

In this session, Sr. Conversation Designer Sonia Talati breaks down what she's learned over her career into 5 essential tips when juggling bot vs. voice design. Sign-up below!

Save your spot

New to Voiceflow? Finish off the year with a live training session by Braden Ream, CEO of Voiceflow – as he breaks down all the basics.

Save your spot

Check out the rest of this month’s events, now available to stream:

How to Optimize your Voiceflow Projects to Save Space & Time | Fix it Hour with Nico

In this session, we break down how to optimize your Voiceflow canvas and projects to be easier to navigate and share. Learn how to condense your canvas and take advantage of flows, organizational structure, and the ways you can share your project with others.

Workshop | 55 mins | Stream now

Check out upcoming events


For your reading list

Using constraints to design engaging characters and conversational experiences | Blog

We sat down with Conversation Designer Kathryn Zdan to learn all about what she calls 'constraints as design process.'

Thoughts courtesy of Kathryn Zdan, Produced by Mark Ammendolia | 15 mins

How to Document Conversation Designs | Blog

Tips on building natural and engaging conversation designs using Voiceflow's context model from Voiceflow's CEO and co-founder Braden Ream.

Written by Rob Hayes | 10 mins

Check out more stories


What's coming up?

Product: Visual Prototyping, General Assistant project type, coming soon

Events: 5 Critical Differences Between Voice & Chatbot Design, sign up here

Community: Get involved with our community docs or forum, learn more

Education: Ready to start your learning journey? Watch our tutorials here