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Narrative bridging
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Software and Computer systems, SCS.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7949-1815
2011 (English)In: Des. Comput. Cogn., 2011, 525-544 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the design of interactive media, various forms of intuitive practice come into play. It might prove tempting to use templates and strong narrative structures instead of developing the narrative directly for interactive media. This leads towards computer implementation too swiftly. The narrative bridging method focuses on the initial design phase, in which the conceptual modeling takes place. The purpose is to provide designers with a non-intrusive method that supports the design process without interfering with its creative elements. The method supports the sentient construction of digital games with a narrative, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the player's experience. A prototype test served as a first evaluation, and two games from that test are showcased here for the purpose of illustrating the hands-on use of narrative bridging. The test demonstrated that the method could aid time-constrained design, and in the process detect inconsistencies that could prevent the design team from making improvements. The method also provided teams with a shared vocabulary and outlook.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 525-544 p.
, Design Computing and Cognition '10
Keyword [en]
Bridging methods, Computer implementations, Conceptual modeling, Design process, Design team, Digital games, Initial design, Interactive media, Narrative structures, Non-intrusive method, Prototype tests, Human computer interaction, User interfaces, Design
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Human Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-151146ScopusID: 2-s2.0-80052104733ISBN: 9789400705098OAI: diva2:747335
4th International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, DCC'10, 12-14 July 2010, Stuttgart, Germany

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Available from: 2014-09-16 Created: 2014-09-15 Last updated: 2014-09-16Bibliographically approved

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