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Digital Storytelling, 2nd Edition by Carolyn Handler Miller

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CHAPTER 7

Structure in Digital Storytelling

How is it possible to organize an experience that is all about free choice? How can you order something that is supposed to be nonlinear?

What kinds of structural “building blocks” exist in interactive media, and how can you use them to help build a work of digital storytelling?

What do you need to know or decide before you begin to structure a new project?

STYROFOAM PEANUTS

Structure: it is the unseen but all-important method of organizing a work of digital storytelling. It functions much like the bones in our bodies. Without our internal skeleton, we would have no shape, and our flesh would have nothing to support it. In a work of digital storytelling, the structure not only supports the narrative ...

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