Invitation to take part in research study

As part of our ongoing research into interactive storytelling, we are conducting a three-month research study of the use of HypeDyn.

The purpose of this research is to arrive at a deeper understanding of how software tools used to create interactive stories influence the type of story that an author creates. We are going to do this by asking people who download HypeDyn to help us to understand their writing process by keeping track of their writing process as they create stories with HypeDyn, and by answering a short questionnaire when they finish using HypeDyn. We will also selectively ask some participants to take part in a short post-study interview.

What will I be asked to do?

If you choose to participate in this study, you will first be asked to complete a brief demographic questionnaire.

You will also be asked to keep track of your use of our interactive storytelling software. This will consist of two activities:

1. keeping copies of your rough work and in-progress work as you write your story, and

2. keeping a "diary" of your process as you write your interactive story.

After you finish writing your story, you will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire about your use of HypeDyn. We will also ask you to pass us a copy of the rough work, in-progress work, and diary that you kept while writing your story.

You may also be asked to take part in a short interview, which will take at the most 1 hour, as a follow-up to the study.

For complete details of the study, please see the Participant Information Sheet.

How can I take part?

If you are interested in taking part in this study, please please enter your name and email address in the fields below, and click on "Submit". We will contact you shortly with full details of the study.

Note that expressing interest in the study does not in any way commit you to taking part in the study. Once we have contacted you, you can withdraw from the study at any time. Also note that you are free to download and use HypeDyn without taking part in the study. Participation in the study is completely voluntary.


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Please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Kevin McGee (telephone 6516-1550, email, if you have any questions about the study.