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Mechanisms within cross media stories: An analytical framework combining cross media phenomena with storytelling elements
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Cross media is a still emerging research field and as we learn and adapt to using more devices it gets harder to define what cross media is. This paper studied two fields, cross media and storytelling in order to answer the question; which mechanisms are the bases of a cross media story? This was done by highlighting vital mechanisms within each field and used such mechanisms to construct a framework. The framework was then applied in a case study where productions with cross medial and interactive elements occur. The results of the case study show that the framework can be applied on productions to define its mechanisms and as such identify if the production is cross medial. Further the results show that the framework can give researchers and producers a quick overview of a cross media production and its mechanisms in order to identify needs in iteration. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 24 p.
Informatik Student Paper Master (INFSPM), 2013.04
Keyword [en]
Storytelling, Storytelling Mechanisms, Cross Media, Cross Media Mechanisms, Transmedia
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Human Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-73254OAI: diva2:630592
Educational program
Master's Programme in Cross Media Interaction Design
2013-06-05, MIT-house, Campustorget 5, Umeå, 08:30 (English)
Available from: 2013-06-19 Created: 2013-06-19 Last updated: 2013-06-19Bibliographically approved

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