Synthetic Interview Studio
Synthetic Interview Tool and Documentation
Our client was other SI developers, including future ETC projects, Harrisburg University, and the Central Pennsylvania Technology Council.
Synthetic Interview technology is essentially a system for parsing queries and returning pre-recorded video responses. Because of this, each interviewee is inherently limited in the number of questions he or she can answer by the number of videos provided. Many Synthetic Interviews provide feedback mechanisms to find out what questions guests ask that are not adequately answered. For Synthetic Interviews with a large following, this feedback can be unwieldy to process. In creating Synthetic Interviews, we also found that there was little formal documentation of the development process.
During the spring of 2008, we created extensive documentation, outlining our approaches to brainstorming, design, prototyping, filming, and development for Synthetic Interview. Our documentation also highlights the tools available to developers and other projects and technologies we feel that they should be aware of. In addition to the documentation, we also created a tool to assist in processing large amounts of feedback. You may contact Scott Stevens, Carnegie Mellon University faculty member, to gain access to these projects.