Interactive Digital Narratives (IDN) for Change

Educational Approaches and Challenges in a Project Focused on Migration
  • Teun DubbelmanEmail author
  • Christian Roth
  • Hartmut Koenitz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11318)


This paper shares the results of an interactive digital narrative (IDN) project, conducted at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. We consider the potential of ‘IDN for change’, before we describe the project, the underlying design approach and the educational approaches. A particular focus of this paper is on pedagogical considerations. We describe the educational challenges we have encountered during the project as well as the pedagogical interventions we have implemented to counter these difficulties. On this basis, we discuss a more general perspective on the state and issues in IDN-focused pedagogy.


Interactive digital narratives (IDN) for change IDN design Education Pedagogy Migration IDN and society 



We would like to thank the following students and teachers for participating in the project: Timothy Schelhaas, Ruben Bimmel, Davey Verhoef, Ermis Chalkiadakis, Sytze Schalk, Roger Lenoir, Ruben Abels and Valentijn Muijrers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teun Dubbelman
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christian Roth
    • 1
  • Hartmut Koenitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Professorship Interactive Narrative DesignHKU University of the Arts UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

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