Interaction Design 02: GRPH 325
Fall 2015

Interaction Design II: Interactive Storytelling

Digital storytelling is narrative entertainment that reaches its audience via digital technology. One of its unique characteristics is interactivity — or the back and forth communication between audience and narrative. It is a huge and rapidly growing field (at least 11 major areas) that includes video games, content designed for the internet, mobile devices and apps, interactive television, smart toys, interactive cinema, immersive environments and electronic kiosks.

In this class we will examine 4 of the fastest changing industries that are being affected by digital storytelling: education, journalism, branding and entertainment. Students will create three projects that demonstrate the basic fundamental processes necessary for all digital storytelling.

Transmedia interactivity requires a robust technological understanding. Students will review and expand their knowledge of HTML and CSS while experimenting with new concepts including JavaScript, JQuery and virtual reality.

Projects/Units (See attached project briefs)

  • 01: Non-Linear Storytelling for Education & Fiction
  • 02: Using Digital Storytelling for Branding, Promotion & Advertising
  • 03: Transmedia Storytelling for Non-fiction News & Editorial

Primary Text

Online Resources

Creative Leaders to Follow

NOTE: Next time this course is being offered is Spring 2016. For a class in the Fall 2015 ~ look for Interaction Design 02. Qualified students can get a permission code to take this course without first taking ID1.

Prof. Colleen Syron

Assistant Professor of Practice
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Art & Art History Department
210 Woods Art Building
syron@unl.edu
402-472-6810

FONTS

Font Squirrel
Google Fonts
IcoMoon
Typecast

SOFTWARE

Dreamweaver
InVision
Wordpress
Fetch

LANGUAGES

CSS3
HTML5

TUTORIALS

Code Academy

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