Channel 4 Humans
A cross-platform voice experience for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to bring the world of Channel 4's Humans to life
Using our own ‘Story Mode’ method of voice development, we control how users move through each experience and ensure the assistants serve the right questions and responses in sequence, resulting in a smooth, consistent, and engaging experience.
To reduce development time and ongoing maintenance, we used a cross-platform approach to develop the Human Test.
We used our experience developing entertainment voice experience for Alexa to create an innovative and unique experience for Channel 4, which led to us becoming Amazon Approved Alexa Skill Builders.
As the first company to launch a Google Home Action in the UK, we were able to use our wealth of knowledge in voice development to create the experience on both Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant simultaneously.
Hosting the experience’s content on Azure, we used Azure Functions as a facade between a shared backend codebase and the Alexa and Google Assistant platforms.
The experience was launched in April 2018, accompanied by cross-channel promotion by Channel 4 on-air and online, as well as a companion website NSDU.co.uk. The experience received over 50,000 users in its first week, and was rated highly on both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant platforms.
users in the first week
Gold & People’s Lovie Awards
Wood Pencil D&AD
UX Planning Lead
Director of Production