Im Spotlight: Marie Kleinert

Jul 1, 2020

Marie Kleinert

VUI Architect at

Portrait of Marie Kleinert, WiV Germany

Vernetze Dich mit Marie:

Hi, my name is Marie and I am very glad to be an ambassador for Women in Voice Germany. I especially like the knowledge transfer aspect in our community. It is so easy and even entertaining to learn new things or get to know different perspectives, just by joining a webinar in the evening or reading interesting thoughts in slack, or news in the newsletter 😉

I also like getting inspired by science fiction movies, books or series – even if they are dystopian regarding AI: it shows that our jobs in improving human-machine-communication might have bigger impacts than we are thinking sometimes. 

As I have a background in phonetics, I am mostly curious which role synthetic voices play, when we are talking with assistants, and how these voices transport certain human character traits.

This was also one of the reasons for my decision to organize the Persona Design Webinar with Laura last week. I really appreciated the exchange with the community and the new perspectives on this topic – it was just great 😊 I am already looking forward to the next webinars and meet ups!

FYI: My favorite SF character is Marvin from a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a depressed robot with dark humor. The interaction with him is certainly not a good UX but very entertaining to watch.


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