Week 05

16/10/2018 – 23/10/2018
Extra Research – Virtual Assistant Identity – Flowchart 1.0 
– Sketches – Wireframes – Feedback Session

Extra Research: Virtual Assistants

I would like to work out my concept of the virtual assistant for te LANXESS assignment.
To be able to continue my design process, I’ve done some research about existing virtual assistants/chat bots.

KBC K'Ching

Amazon Alexa

Microsoft Cortana

Google Assistant

Apple Siri

Virtual Assistant Identity

I want the virtual assistant to have an identity, this will make the experience more personal. During my brainstorming session in Week 03, I’ve written down possible names:

  • Isaac Newton
  • Niels Bohr
  • Marie Curie
  • John Dalton
  • Dmitri Mendeleev
  • Louis Pasteur
  • Alfred Nobel

These names are from famous chemistry and physics scientists.

I chose “Dalton” because it’s an easy name to remember and also easy to pronounce.

Based on my sketches, I have made the logo/visual appearance of Dalton. As a reference to the atom theory of John Dalton, the virtual assistant is visualized as an atom with orbits around him.

Flowchart 1.0

I’ve started to make a user flowchart that visualizes the main steps of the Dalton experience.



Feedback Session 23/10

  • Concept with potential
  • Good use of a flowchart
  • You don’t have to keep working in a chatbox environment
  • Make a connection between the virtual assistant and the content 
  • Don’t let the assistant stay on the same location, otherwise the user gets acquainted to just one type of interaction.