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The Genarrator Authoring Experience: A UX Evaluation Approach.

Pope, J., 2023. The Genarrator Authoring Experience: A UX Evaluation Approach. ACM SIGWEB Newsletter (ACM Digital Library) (Autumn), 2.

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DOI: 10.1145/3631358


The Genarrator platform provides a user-friendly online visual interface toolset for the creation and hosting of interactive hypertext multi-media stories. Offered as a free-to-use tool, it currently hosts more than 1300 working narratives. While there is existing research on the reader experience with this kind of technology and the narratives it offers, comparatively little is known about the author experience. To further explore the findings from an online survey involving 24 interactive narrative undergraduate and postgraduate students who had used Genarrator for an assignment, we decided to conduct a small usability test study with those students who previously provided feedback on the tool. We employed observations, interviews, and analysis of their story-creation process to understand their overall experience. We conclude that our user experience approach, albeit limited, allowed us to observe usefully how authors use Genarrator and recognise conceptual differences between how we as tool creators see the tool and how our participants as authors view it as users.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:"© Pope, Jim | ACM 2023. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in ACM SIGWEB Newsletter, "
Uncontrolled Keywords:hypertext; hypermedia; UX
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:39522
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:26 Feb 2024 11:47
Last Modified:26 Feb 2024 11:47


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