Several weeks ago, we offered to experimentally test VUI design practices in cooperation with interested speech application designers.
Since then, we've had serious inquiries from several different companies about doing some research, and we're starting to explore specific topics to research.
We're not putting any limit on the number of teams we'll work with--the more the merrier, as far as I'm concerned. There's also no particular time limit, though it would be desirable to have results in time to submit them as a presentation topic at SpeechTEK next year.
Once we start getting to the level of experimental design, I'd like to post draft experiments here (with the cooperation of our research partners, of course) for review and critique. This is in the interest of making sure the results will be as sound as possible.
If you're a VUI designer and want to work with us to test different design practices, let me know.