ERIC Number: ED339361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Development and Evaluation of a Computer-Based System for Managing the Design and Pilot-Testing of Interactive Videodisc Programs. Training and Development Research Center, Project Number Forty-Three.
Sayre, Scott Alan
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a computer-based system that would allow interactive video developers to integrate and manage the design components prior to production. These components of an interactive video (IVD) program include visual information in a variety of formats, audio information, and instructional techniques, all of which must be coordinated prior to the production of the actual videodisk. Assumptions were made that users of the program would have prior experience using microcomputers and hypermedia functions, specifically the Macintosh Hypercard computer software system. It was also assumed that users were familiar with computer assisted instruction and interactive video developmental procedures such as storyboarding, scripting, video editing, and computer graphic development. Interactive video design process models were reviewed and modified for the study, and then combined with computer software development and evaluation to arrive at the final Interactive Design Management System (IDMS). The IDMS was evaluated by three interactive video program designers to gauge its developmental utility, efficiency, user-friendliness, and instructional utility. It was concluded that the IDMS works well particularly for novices, but it may be too extensive for many IVD design projects. Appendices include interview questionnaires, a summary of the models reviewed, model documentation, a software manual for the IDMS, and completed evaluation forms. (32 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.