Effective storytelling requires that you use visual and user interface design to create something that people want to interact with. In this piece, we’ll explain some key techniques illustrated with plenty of live examples.
Led Zeppelin’s classic album Physical Graffiti is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year by giving viewers the chance to experience the album in an entirely new way. The band teamed up with Interlude to create an interactive experience.
To tell the stories of family farmers in Iowa, Gannett created a 3D environment using a video game engine so that readers could walk around a 100-year-old farm. At certain points in the farm, readers can watch 360-degree videos that elaborate on the journalist’s reporting.
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2015 Predictions: “I think the idea of telling stories that combine media types is here to stay. I think the classic idea of Transmedia is good for marketing, but not for other kinds of storytelling. I see game-play mechanics making an entrance in a big way…”
A storytelling toy by Eric Cade Schoenborn to give some insight as to the process to create interactive storytelling projects at the Knight Foundation. As with any expedition, you need a guide.
Interactive storytelling is the art of telling stories enhanced with technological, social or collaborative interactive features to offer content adapted to new behaviors in a rapidly changing cultural ecosystem.