Mapping the Evolving Space of Interactive Digital Narrative - From Artifacts to Categorizations

  • Hartmut Koenitz
  • Mads Haahr
  • Gabriele Ferri
  • Tonguc Ibrahim Sezen
  • Digdem Sezen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8230)


Categorizing Interactive Digital Narrative (IDN) works is challenging because artistic and technological approaches constantly evolve. At the same time, a range of theoretical approaches from neo-Aristotelian perspectives to applications of post-classical narratology have applied many markedly different analytical perspectives, making an overall comparison difficult. This position paper expresses the need for novel, dynamic and multidimensional mappings and explores an early selection of categorizations for IDN works across different approaches.


Interactive Digital Storytelling Theory and Practice Interactive Digital Narrative Story Narratology Digital Media 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hartmut Koenitz
    • 1
  • Mads Haahr
    • 2
  • Gabriele Ferri
    • 3
  • Tonguc Ibrahim Sezen
    • 4
  • Digdem Sezen
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of TelecommunicationsUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and StatisticsTrinity CollegeDublin 2Ireland
  3. 3.School of Informatics and ComputingIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  4. 4.Faculty of CommunicationsIstanbul Bilgi UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  5. 5.Faculty of CommunicationsIstanbul UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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