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ERIC Number: ED359935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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An Application of Digitized Speech in Hypermedia.
Richards, William R.
Hypermedia applications have presented information through a variety of visual media, but the aural channel for information delivery has not been well developed. To reduce the likelihood of overloading the visual channel of communication in a program that presents a great deal of information through graphic illustration and animation, the hypermedia program "Field Kit Workshop" (FKW) uses speech as the primary means of delivering verbal information. FKW is an interactive simulation that introduces students to operating features of professional video production equipment. A formative evaluation was conducted with 13 volunteer students of video or audio production to explore user response to speech as used in FKW, and to help guide implementation of speech in the program's final design. Results suggest that speech was accepted by users within a program that is well-designed overall, and in which the design takes into account the special strengths and weaknesses of speech as a medium for delivery. Sixteen figures illustrate the discussion, and an appendix presents an excerpt of a program script for FKW. (Contains 8 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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