1)Chris Rodriguez SJSU Senior: Liked both the audio and alexa voice. He said it just really depended on the story and what version would present it better.
2) Kelly Miura SJSU Senior: Liked both voices. She thinks that the ding in between stories could be a bit more dominant.
3) Denise Rodriguez: Thought the skill was informative on the top stories on campus. She thinks it is good to keep people in the loop without having to read the Spartan Daily.
4) Amy Cabrera: Likes the skill because she can listen to what is going on at SJSU, at which her daughter attends.
5) Daniella Bejines: She hates the voice of Alexa, so she would prefer audio. However, does not own an Alexa because of her voice.
6) Daiske Eguch:i It was slow enough yet fast enough, and easy to understand. It was a nice speed and it’s good you can change the volume, the fact that alexa is a woman, it’s easier to listen to. Higher pitch is easier to listen to.
High pitch of alexa useful
7) Jackie Contreras: Clear, fine at this speed, story length short and to the point,
I’d listen to this in the morning, I listen to NPR right now, but this is good for students who don’t have much time.
8) Gabe Mungaray: Good speed. Easy sentence structure. Alexa can get annoying, but I think it’s cool. “I prefer voice, but alexa is fine for faster news.” “I wouldn’t want a serious tone unless it was a serious topic, humor is better.”
9) Catrina Ericson: Prefers the audio because the human element makes it more enjoyable.
10) Clark Reyes: Thinks that the stories should cut straight to the point and keep it as short and simple as possible.
Through all of the feedback, it seems that the majority of people are looking for the same thing. For the shorter, more serious stories we just use Alexa’s voice. As for other stories that would benefit with the human voice, it should be pure audio stories. To keep peoples focus, we should keep our stories straight to the point.