Towards a Unified Theory for Interactive Digital Storytelling - Classifying Artifacts: A Workshop at ICIDS 2011

  • Hartmut Koenitz
  • Mads Haahr
  • Gabriele Ferri
  • Tonguc Ibrahim Sezen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7069)


An important step towards a theoretical understanding of interactive digital narrative is a classification system for existing artifacts. Many artifacts in Interactive Digital Storytelling provide a challenge to taxonomies derived from literature or film. The lack of a thorough classification system is also a serious hindrance to theoretical work, as it precludes a mapping of the overall field and a comparison of artifacts along categories shared by many researchers. In order to minimize confusion and misunderstandings in the academic discussion within the field and with outside disciplines, the workshop explored ways towards a shared taxonomy for Interactive Digital Storytelling.


Interactive Digital Storytelling Theory and Practice Classification System Taxonomy Artifacts Digital Media 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hartmut Koenitz
    • 1
  • Mads Haahr
    • 2
  • Gabriele Ferri
    • 3
  • Tonguc Ibrahim Sezen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of TelecommunicationsUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and StatisticsTrinity CollegeDublin 2Ireland
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Discipline della ComunicazioneUniversità di BolognaBolognaItaly
  4. 4.Istanbul University Faculty of CommunicationsBeyazitTurkey

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