I Tried To Build a Storytelling website Based On ChatGPT
Sep 1, 2023
The art of storytelling frequently acts as a connecting factor between a product and its consumers in the fast-paced world of design, where every pixel and every line counts.
The art of storytelling frequently acts as a connecting factor between a product and its consumers in the fast-paced world of design, where every pixel and every line counts. As designers, we are aware of how an engaging and seamless story can transform a product from being merely functional to one that is unforgettable. But, with our strict deadlines and demanding creative processes, how do we continuously integrate captivating stories into our designs?
I truly wanted to find a solution to this issue. And, once again, when searching the Internet for interesting applications, I stumbled upon an even more intriguing one: Zapier. Following some research into the product's potential, I made the decision to try to create a tool for designers that will simplify their lives and the process of creating stories. As designers, we are intuitively aware of the importance of aesthetics and functionality, but the narrative component often falls by the wayside. This gap gave rise to the concept of implementing AI to combine the worlds of design and storytelling.
Therefore, having developed a plan, I went on a trip that led me to rely on the combined capabilities of Zapier, ChatGPT, Google Tables, and Wix.
First, a word about the tools I used.
Let's begin with Wix.
There are several interesting website builders, but I chose Wix because I have previous experience with it. If you are unfamiliar, Wix allows you to design fully working websites without understanding coding completely. The second factor is that Wix collaborated with Zapier. I used Wix to develop the simplest and most minimalistic landing page possible to see if the idea would work.
The plan was for the user to visit this landing page and provide details about the company, the challenge he is facing, and the capabilities of the product. The information from the site was then expected to be sent to ChatGPT, which would then deliver the already created narrative to the user's mailbox. Finally, I archived everything using Google Tables.
I also utilized Zapier to make it all work. You can use this tool to automate the work of several products. I built the entire workflow that I described above with Zapier.
After establishing a landing page on Wix, all that remained was to register with ChatGPT and use their API to generate storytelling. I connected the ChatGPT API to the landing pages and created my own prompt for storytelling generations.
I purchased the domain cretivesubscribe.com for the landing page.
Everything was in order, so it was time to put it to the test.
Spoiler!!! I chose not to release the product after several tests. The material gathered was, in my opinion, good but not good enough to offer to my colleagues. Alternatively, the issue was no longer the written story itself but rather the question of "how to apply this story in design." I've decided that the product will not be released until I find a solution to this problem.
I completed all of this in one weekend, and I am still working on correcting this issue and will offer updates as soon as possible.
I was thinking about how AI could make story development easier a few days ago. I questioned what resources would be required to do all of this – design a tool, employ AI – but it turns out that nothing is so difficult. Within these challenges lay invaluable lessons: the importance of adaptability, the necessity of persistent experimentation, and the beauty of embracing unexpected outcomes.
I started a weekend project using a combination of Wix, ChatGPT, Google Tables, Zapier, and other tools to create a connection between design and storytelling using AI. I started thinking back on the accomplishments, hurdles, and following actions as the situation cooled down.
WHAT I ACHIEVED
Swift Execution: I brought the tool from a mere concept to a tangible prototype in a single weekend, demonstrating the power of rapid prototyping.
Seamless Integration: By connecting Wix, ChatGPT, and Google tables through Zapier, I crafted an automated workflow—a highlight of the project.
Unveiling Potential: I discovered the untapped potential of AI in simplifying the art of storytelling, a promising avenue for future exploration.
WHERE I STUMBLED
Content Quality: Though the generated storytelling showed promise, it wasn't up to the standard I'd want to offer my colleagues.
Application in Design: I found myself stuck at the intersection of the story generated and how to use it in design—a problem I hadn't fully solved.
I decided not to release the product. It was a remarkable prototype but not a polished solution ready for the design community. It was a sketch, needing further work and thought.
THE PATH I SEE AHEAD
This isn't an endpoint, but rather a fork in the road:
Iterate and Enhance: I will put the tool through further improvements to refine both the storytelling quality and its practical application in design.
Community Collaboration: I plan to reach out to the design community for insights that could lead to more relevant solutions.
Embrace Unexpected Outcomes: I know the unexpected can be a guide, and I'm open to learning from what I didn't see coming.
In conclusion, building this tool was a thrilling ride, filled with discoveries and lessons that only improved my imagination. It may not have resulted in an immediate product release, but it opened doors I didn't know existed. The journey, driven by my unwavering creativity and adaptability, continues. I'll continue to travel the paths less traveled, knowing that each step brings me closer to that perfect combination of design and storytelling.