Storytelling around a Campfire
MIMS Final Project 2018

Captivate AI: Storytelling for Presentations

We believe that all presenters have an underlying story to tell. Using Pixar's 22 rules of storytelling as a guide, we are building a system that gives the user a chance to express these stories. Rule number 7 says one should come up with the ending first. We help the user identify her goals for the presentation. From there, we use Natural Language Processing to explore new content for the user. We provide a checklist to show the user how well she is achieving her goals. Our recommendation system also suggests individual slide content, such as themes, images, fonts, and other visual aesthetics. We used user research and design to carefully put our AI system in the background. We want to establish our AI guide as a helpful team member for our user, rather than a rigid black box of suggested content.

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May 9, 2018