Storytelling conventions

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Storytelling conventions on the web by Robert Mills is an interesting article and an except from A Practical Guide to Designing the Invisible.

Traditional narrative theory came from studies into folk tales and fairytales. These types of stories are primarily concerned with character function and plot development. We can’t just take these and apply them to the web: when would we ever design a website with a clearly defined hero and villain?

What we can take from these stories is how a set of conventions exist for each media. This consistency will help audiences engage with, and understand your story.

The article is a nice little intro to Storytelling. You might like it.

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