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Online story system, IDN & Narrative paradox (for my master)

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:31 am
by Yvonne91
Hello all!

I’m 23 years and a master student in Media Innovation from the Netherlands. For my master thesis
I'm trying to fill in a gap a I found in literature on user modeling and interactive narratives (in this case a CYOA). I'm looking into how a certain user (reader/player) can be modeled based on his reading and branching behavior of a story, to find out to what extend user modeling might reduce the narrative paradox.

For those of you who are not familiar with the term narrative paradox: the narrative paradox refers to the tension between the user interaction and plot in an interactive digital narrative. (On the one hand, a strong narrative structure ensures quality of the narrative and doesn’t allow much interaction. On the other hand, as the possibilities of interactivity within a narrative increase, the shape of the narrative can become troublesome to maintain.)

To find out if the narrative paradox can be reduced I first need to know how people experience a branching story without any adjustments.

And that's where I need your help!

With some great help, I've set up a 'storytelling system' which includes a profile questionnaire, a short narrative story and an evaluation questionnaire.

Some things you should know before participating:
- You will first need to register
- The total time needed, to fill out the questionnaires and read the story, is estimated to be between 15 and 30 minutes
- The data gathered will be processed anonymously

Click here to go to the storytelling system and participate!

Thank you very much in advance!
Yvonne