Harvis is a mobile web application that empowers individuals to share their perspectives and be active participants in collective action-oriented dialogue by capturing their real-time emotional responses to recorded or live-media.
A web-based administrator’s dashboard visualizes the aggregated responses filtered by demographic information. By using HARVIS, storytellers and facilitators can immediately and effectively surface the issues most important to the community and mine hidden stories in post-screening discussions. This mobile web tool has the potential to enable participants to co-create knowledge and measure long-lasting positive impact.
HOW HARVIS WORKS
1. Audience members fill out a brief questionnaire to provide context to their engagement with the film or presentation.
2. As the film plays, audience members sweep the surface of their mobile device to express their responses.
3. At purposeful and discrete moments, the film is temporarily paused to allow audience members to answer targeted questions in context to the issue presented in the current scene.
4. At the end of the film, an interactive visualization of the aggregated responses filtered by pre-determined themes and submitted demographic information is used to facilitate a conversation.
Explore the NetStories database of online storytelling toolshttp://www.netstories.org