Structuring Interactive Stories: A Framework for Considering Storytelling in Art and Design


Since identifying the challenges of enhancing students’ creativity as the main research question, I aim to apply trans-disciplinary thinking by bringing some insights from physics into art and design practices. In the practices of art and design, the creativity is the most vital ingredient as its appearance is unpredictable just like quantum leaps (Koyama and Niwase, 2017, p.3). Referring to the String Theory, the eleven dimensions of space-time might show similar patterns with information exchanges of interactions. The physicist “sets out to break nature down into its component parts while the artist synthesizes different features of reality” (Shlain,1991, p.16). This deconstruction-reconstruction process is the core of structuring interactive stories, which might inform innovations for the art and design. In order to find opportunities that might encourage creativity in art education, I am looking for a way to analyze or untangle interactions and build up a framework for considering storytelling in art and design. Therefore, I compare the “quantum entanglement” to the “information loop of interaction” as analogy between the physics and phenomena of art. By identify the eleven dimensions of interaction, a theoretical framework called Interaction Hyperspace is proposed, which might create interactive stories and providing possibilities on innovated solutions. To testify the theory of the framework regarding Storytelling as Interaction, an interactive application is developed for art students and practitioners as a creative practical tool. The research is also engaged with professional practices, including academic teachings and interactive narrative design as case studies.

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Wenchang Lin, Fujian Jiangxia University, China

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Conference: ECE2023
Stream: Nurturing Creativity & Innovation: New

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Lin W. (2023) Structuring Interactive Stories: A Framework for Considering Storytelling in Art and Design ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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