While you can expect to read a lot more about designing for voice in the coming year, one part of that trend is already here – designing with sound.
I’ve never been a fan of auto-play sound on a website. (I find it pretty offensive and jarring most of the time.) But there is no denying that audio user experiences are trending. (Just remember to ask the user before blasting out theme music!)
La Ofrenda Mas Grande de Mexico and IFly Magazine both honor that rule and use sound to enhance the quality of the user journey in their designs. The best use of audio user experience might be in designs where there is a language barrier, because music can be a great unifier when it comes to web-based storytelling.