Digital Storytelling#5

Case Study – Boundary Stones

Data Storytelling

Data storytelling involves using data to craft a compelling narrative, often employing mediums like infographics, data visualizations, and interactive maps. They are incredibly powerful tools for conveying complex information in a way that is easily digestible.


The main reason to create an infographic is also the most obvious: infographics are simply a great way to communicate complex information. For this reason, they’re commonly used in media publications. But now the average user can create them.

Digital Curation

Exploring the French Revolution

Digital Storytelling Trends

Today, audiences crave immersion, interactivity, and personalized journeys. So, how are digital storytellers tracking the technology trends in 2024:

1. Interactive and Immersive Experiences: From Spectator to Participant:

The linear story is fading. Audiences demand to be authors, not just readers. Imagine exploring a historical event through the eyes of different characters, shaping your own understanding of the past. This is the power of interactive storytelling – it puts the audience in the driver’s seat, forging an emotional connection that traditional narratives often struggle to achieve.

2. Micro-Stories: Bite-Sized Adventures for Busy Minds:

Attention spans are shrinking faster than our smartphones. This is where micro-stories come in – bite-sized bursts of narrative packaged in short videos, social media posts, or even text messages. They tell impactful stories in mere seconds, leaving a lasting impression without demanding hours of investment.

3. User-Generated Content: The Crowd Becomes the Composer:

Gone are the days of the singular storyteller. Today, platforms empower audiences to contribute their own voices, weaving themselves into the narrative fabric. User-generated content, in the form of comments, fan art, or even collaborative writing projects, adds a layer of authenticity and engagement that traditional narratives often lack.

Student Project Updates

What is your story? For the last class, review your story ideas, show examples, or present ideas about what story you want to tell and how you think it should be told.

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