Uncovering hidden maps: Illustrative narratology for digital artists/designers

S. Louisa Wei, Huaxin Wei

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Interactive narratives have greatly changed our experience with story and storytelling. For a digital artist/designer, learning narrative techniques derived from fiction and film is crucial, as such techniques not only address the audience's reading/viewing habits but also are useful in breaking down a narrative into elements for the process of organizing/programming. This paper introduces an illustrative guide of narratology concepts for digital artists/designers, media students, and the like, and methods of uncovering the "hidden maps" in various kinds of narrative.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-502
Number of pages23
JournalComputers and Composition
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Illustrative narratology
  • Interactive narrative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language


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