Free visual design kit for the Amazon Echo Show

We're helping an insurance client explore how new-to-market technologies can create more value for their customers.

Recently we ran a live field study to test a set of services connected to an Echo Show – Amazon’s new smart assistant with a screen.

It’s early days for 'smart displays' like the Echo Show. It was interesting to see how people interacted with the device, especially as its display is more primitive than you might expect from a touch screen application.

Free Sketch templates and usage guidelines

Because the Echo Show is new there aren't yet many resources for designers to draw on. I needed to create some Sketch templates, and I thought it'd be good to share them. They've been carefully constructed to provide a consistent user experience.

Within the Sketch file you’ll also find:

  • Guidelines about how to use the display templates to achieve the look and feel that you want for your skill
  • Examples of elements presented on each interface

Feel free to update the templates and make then your own. And if spot something wrong, do let us know!

Amazon resources

Amazon themselves provide resources (like fonts and logos), plus guidelines and checklists for designing both graphical and voice interfaces for the Echo Show.

Here are some that we found useful:

Assets

Guidelines

Tell us what you think

I'd love to hear how you get on with using this kit. If you have any questions let us know in the comments.

Oscar is a visual designer in our Financial Services team. He is passionate about socially engaging, user-centered design solutions that use simple yet functional design principles. Oscar is always up for any challenge!