I’ve been working on a few speech assistant concepts over the past few months and needed a quick way to test different conversations before moving onto using api.ai/wit.ai
So, building on Brian Bailey’s work I recreated created a Google Home conversation prototype. It uses the SpeechRecognition & SpeechSynthesis Web API’s so it only works on Chrome currently and has a few issues hanging up, but It can be modified easily to “mock” a conversation. Just edit the responses array and mirror in chrome to use. I also find it useful to write down a script of user queries I want to test.
Google recently released “Actions on Google” so I thought it would be interesting to share for those that are interested in designing voice UI’s