Author name: Michelle Huang

Amazon Alexa

Assistive Technology: Amazon Alexa Voice AI

Amazon’s AI product, Alexa, offers multiple ways to help complete daily tasks. However, as a virtual assistant, Alexa is more than just a convenient tool that helps check things off your to-do list. It opens up many new opportunities and capabilities for wider audiences—making it a great example of an accessible and inclusive product.

Design Critique: Slack (The Desktop App)

Slack is a messaging platform used by many companies and organizations to help facilitate communication and collaboration among groups of people. It offers a wide variety of features and functions such as sending pre-scheduled messages, recording audio clips, setting up small meeting sessions, and integrating popular apps.