Imagining New Design Spaces for Interactive Digital Storytelling

  • Joshua Tanenbaum
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7069)


Research into Interactive Digital Storytelling (IDS) is often undertaken through a process of conceptualization, design, prototyping, and evaluation. In this paper we describe a framework of questions intended to interrogate the fundamental intellectual commitments that underlie the design of interactive narratives. We close with a brief description of two interactive narrative systems that were developed to demonstrate how different design commitments can result in new and interesting IDS experiences. We contend that examining the underlying intellectual commitments of our designs reveals new avenues for research and design in IDS that are as yet unexplored.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joshua Tanenbaum
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  1. 1.School of Interactive Arts + TechnologySimon Fraser UniversitySurreyCanada

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