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Yannis Ioannidis' talk at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) (Bangalore, India)

Yannis Ioannidis talked on "Digital Story Experiences for Affective Engagement" at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India.


As the modern extension of the ancient practice of storytelling, digital storytelling relies on the use of multimedia assets to convey different types of stories. It has been used broadly as a term to cover a range of digital narratives from web-based stories to hypertexts, narrative computer games and even filmmaking. As a characteristic example, digital storytelling, or more generally story experiencing, has been established as an effective means of promoting visitor engagement in cultural sites, with significant potential to promote reflection and meaning making. This talk will present different approaches for story-centric experience design, focusing also on the role of agency, sociality, and personalization when combined with an interactive digital narrative. The application of interactive digital storytelling in different contexts and with a variety of technological solutions, from mobile-based or web technologies to desktop or immersive VR, has produced valuable insight as to the most effective use of novel technologies to engineer engagement.