Multimedia Systems

, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp 385–393 | Cite as

The canonical processes of a dramatized approach to information presentation

  • Vincenzo Lombardo
  • Fabrizio Nunnari
  • Rossana Damiano
  • Antonio Pizzo
  • Cristina Gena
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This paper describes the application “Carletto the spider” in terms of the mapping with the canonical processes of media production. “Carletto the spider” is a character-based guide to a historical site and implements the Dramatour approach for the design of drama-based interactive presentations. Dramatization makes presentations more engaging, thus improving the reception of the content by the user. The major technical issue of the approach is the segmentation of the presentation into audiovisual units that are edited on-the-fly in a way that guarantees dramatic continuity while adapting to the user response. We describe the workflow of the application and its mapping to the canonical processes of media production, envisaging possible standardizations for the application portability.


Presentation Strategy Knowledge Source Text Area Canonical Process Interaction History 
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© Springer-Verlag 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincenzo Lombardo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Fabrizio Nunnari
    • 2
  • Rossana Damiano
    • 1
  • Antonio Pizzo
    • 3
  • Cristina Gena
    • 1
  1. 1.CIRMAUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.VRMMPTorinoItaly
  3. 3.CIRMAUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly

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