Martin Porcheron (2013 cohort)

Martin’s PhD research has resulted in the collection of over 200 hours of audio of naturally unfolding Amazon Echo use in the home. He has applied for Horizon CDT funding in order to carry out indexing of the audio clips and to ready the smartspeaker usage data for publication.

Martin will be using this grant to:

  • Produce and disseminate an indexed open access audio dataset of Amazon Echo use in the home, to enable further research and product development.
  • Design a deck of cards from the findings in his PhD and corpus,  that can be used in the design of future conversational user interfaces.
  • Promote and demonstrate the corpus and design cards to academics and UX design practitioners through outreach talks, collaborative workshops, and online resources.