Interaction Design (5 Articles)

Using the Speech Synthesis Interface of the Web Speech API

Speech synthesis has come a long way since it’s first appearance in operating systems in the 1980s. In the 1990s Apple already offered system-wide text-to-speech support. Alexa, Cortana, Siri and other virtual assistants recently brought speech synthesis to the masses. In modern browsers the Web Speech API allows you to gain access to your device’s speech capabilities, so let’s start using it!

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Introducing “Japanese Phrasebook”

For the last few weeks I have built an open-source Japanese Phrasebook app optimized for travel and offline usage. The app’s content is nearly 700 phrases from Wikitravel, transformed to a structured data model. This blog post explains my motivation and outlines what I am trying to achieve with this project.

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25+ Real-World Applications Using WebGL

Whenever I’ve tried to explain the fascination of WebGL I failed to think of examples apart from demos, experiments and games. Since then I’ve done research and collected 25 inspiring real-world applications using WebGL/WebVR.

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Manuel Wieser, BSc MA

I’m an experienced front-end developer and versatile digital artist. I’m into building websites and creating content for real-time rendering, film and animation. I’m also a bearded hacker making games with my friends.

You can contact me via GitHub, Twitter or [email protected].

I’m currently working as a technical lead and full-stack web developer for karriere.at, making software that helps people find the job of their dreams.