May 9, 2018
A web interface for running Wizard of Oz studies on voice interaces is now available on Github. It is based on Meteor framework, that I used for my studies before, and I will be happy if other people find it useful.
I am a PhD student in the University of Waterloo, working with Edith Law and Charlie Clarke. I was born in a small Russian town - Maykop and studied at Southern Federal University in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
I am interested in exploring people's behaviour when interacting with conversational assistants, and learning how we can improve user experience. In a collaboration with different people, we have investigated user language for open ended-exploratory search and, more recently, for the task of cooking a culinary recipe.
My full name is Alexandra, and some of my English-speaking friends call me Alex. But in Russia, where I come from, people normally call me Sasha, which is short for Alexandra. Feel free to call me either.