Uncovering hidden maps : Illustrative narratology for digital artists/designers

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-502
Number of pages22
Journal / PublicationComputers and Composition
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006


Interactive narratives have greatly changed our experience with story and storytelling. For a digital artist/designer, learning narrative techniques derived from fiction and film is crucial, as such techniques not only address the audience's reading/viewing habits but also are useful in breaking down a narrative into elements for the process of organizing/programming. This paper introduces an illustrative guide of narratology concepts for digital artists/designers, media students, and the like, and methods of uncovering the "hidden maps" in various kinds of narrative. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Illustrative narratology, Interactive narrative