An Integrated and Iterative Research Direction for Interactive Digital Narrative

  • Hartmut Koenitz
  • Teun Dubbelman
  • Noam Knoller
  • Christian Roth
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10045)


This paper outlines a roadmap for interactive narrative research that integrates disparate parts while focusing on identifying and experimentally verifying IDN design conventions and on developing a pedagogy to further the development of a professional discipline of IDN creators. This effort connects several key areas, in which the authors have worked before and which are now brought together. These include a specific theory, an approach towards interactive narrative design and its evaluation, an expanded understanding of the manifestations constituting the field, the pedagogy of educating creators of IDN artifacts and a perspective on the cultural significance of these creative expressions as tools to represent complexity.


Interactive narrative models Interactive narrative design Interactive narrative art Interactive narrative pedagogy Narrative representations of complexity Protostory Protoprocess 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Professorship Interactive Narrative DesignHKU University of the Arts UtrechtUtrechtNetherlands

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