Recent interviews on bots and conversational products

Chris Messina
Jan 26, 2017 · 2 min read

An interview with uxdesign.cc

First, I participated in an interview with Fabricio Teixeira for his user experience-focused uxdesign.cc publication. As a follow-up to his piece on The State of UX in 2017, he wanted me to discuss conversational interfaces — fleshing out trend #3: Everything is a conversation:

“Chatbot” is one of the hottest terms in our industry right now, and we are pretty confident you are going to be building one quite soon — if you haven’t already. But what does the future of Conversational Interfaces look like?

You can read the text of my interview here:

An interview for the O’Reilly Bots Podcast

Second, I talked at length with Jon Bruner and Peter Skomoroch about MessinaBot and personal bots, “bot skeuomorphism”, the role of Product Hunt in the bot ecosystem (follow my bot, #ConvComm, and Personal Bot collections!), and a bunch of other topics!

What’s next?

A lot of folks have asked me (many have reached out via MessinaBot!) what’s next for me after Uber. While I have several solid opportunities in front of me, I want to be intentional about my next steps — and will be sure to share the news when I’ve made my final decision.


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Inventor of the hashtag. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Previously: Google, Uber, Molly (YC W18).

Chris Messina

This can all be made better. Ready? Begin.