Did you ever dream of connecting your designs to your development stack? The Build mode is here to help you do exactly that.
To enter the Build mode, while editing your design, click on the at the right-hand side of the top toolbar.
You should see a page similar to this one:
Let’s explore it together.
At the left side of the screen, you will see a table with all your design’s messages.
Messages have a numeric ID, and can be associated with Intents.
Intents are actions that a user desires to take which define the current context of the conversation. They are used in Natural Language Processing and in Conversation Design, and many platforms support them.
Every message has a intent associated by default.
To edit the intent, click on the current value, and a dropdown window will appear:
You can then select one of your intents, or create a new one.
To create a new Intent, simply click on “Create new Intent”, and a new window will ask you to name your new Intent, which will be added to the list.
You can edit an Intent’s name at any time by clicking on the button next to it in the intent dropdown list.
Variables are objects that provide clarification or specific context for a particular intent.
To add a Variable, highlight any word in one of your messages, and a new prompt will appear, through which you can define a new Variable.
In this example, we will define the Variable city, associated to the words San Francisco.
All utterances of San Francisco throughout the design will be associated with the Variable city.
You will see a complete list of all your Variables at the center of the screen, including information about their Type and a count of how many times a specific Variable is found in the design.
Types allow you to match your Variables with Intents used by external platforms, such as Dialogflow.
By clicking on the Type value next to a Variable, you will be able to edit it.
You can create and edit a set of custom types. Just click on “Add custom type” and a prompt will ask you to name your new Type.