I’m back from the Storyworld 2011 conference in San Francisco. 11 days out from getting married and 38 days from research presentation. Not that I’m counting.
I need to go back and add revenue models for each, because from what I learned at the conference, there really is no viable business model for native transmedia storytelling. Another interesting takeaway from the conference was the need for interaction designers to design the interfaces of the future related to transmedia experiences.
My thesis is titled “Designing Transmedia Experiences | the future of storytelling.” I am focusing less on the story, and more on the designed experiences between the tellers and the audiences.
I’m wrapping up my research, prepping for the poster session in December, and getting ready to sketch a story world and design a series of interactions between teller and audience to explore how participants will move from platform to platform using affordances and beats embedded within the story. And I’ll be doing it until 2 am or so for the next month, in case anybody feels like calling late night.