An option is to run a WOZ simulation. This can be done with users or as part of presentations to and discussions with customers. The simulation is logged and can be saved for later analysis and commenting.

Click the letter markers to read more. See also the Wizard of Oz log.

A Starting and stopping
The designer starts a dialogue by clicking Start where the button is now labelled Stop because a dialogue is ongoing. The Back button brings one back to the previous state.
B System utterances
Clicking Start at A will cause the system utterance for the initial state to be displayed here.
C User input
The user’s input is entered here. Entering the user’s input does not automatically cause a selection of a transition. This must be done manually. But writing down the user’s input means that the log eventually will contain a full dialogue with both system and user utterances. Such dialogues may later be used for testing the application and for further analysis. It is also possible to write notes to the current dialogue state, user input or transition here.
D Next states
All possible transitions from the present state are shown here in the Next field. Which transition to choose depends on the user’s input entered at C.
E State prompts
The designer selects a transition by double-clicking on it. In doing this the previous system and user turn will be displayed in the log field. The designer may copy and save a log for later inspection in the analysis window.