design ideas

Linear to Multi Narrative Design

Linear Narrative

 

 

Multiple Overlapping narrative Design.

 

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So imagine the user is greeted by a strange selection of images. They begin clicking on them and pop ups start happing. People don’t like pop ups… they make them feel uneasy and annoyed. This is how an emotive response will be gained.

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So as the view beginning to click and interact, opening and closing the pop ups, they begin to recognise things a little more and begin to make the tie between everything and find the connecting similarity.

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They may decide to close and open them one by one, or open them all at the same time, or leave some playing. The build up of noise and page traffic and general mash up of images that all represent something unique to do with social media not only tell a story in their own right but tell the story as a whole with the bizarre and unnatural layout on the page.

 

 

 

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Initial 3D layering narrative design ideas. The element of confusion is a good thing – its representative of the complicated lives led online and off. The noise and sounds, and recognisable things will make the user either want to interact to make it stop or interact to make it carry on and to see more. By using the interactive function as well, with the webcam plugin and the speech plugin I think the overall concept will get across and will “be the story”.

Social Media and Life Glamourisation

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There has been a constant debate about how super models are photoshopped for magazines and photographs, giving an unrealistic and idealistic image of what people should look like. Essentially this is basically what social media has allowed everyone, not just super models or industry professionals, to do – to glamourise their own lives by posted about it online and using image filter options. The images above have been taken from different media resources, some socila media and some from traditionalistic news broadcasters and demonstrates the contrast between what is actually real life and what is depicted in online life. Obviously the images are just a demonstration, and were taken at different times etc so would appear different. But if a larger scale collection of media at one given time were to be collected, this could give a really interesting outlook in how social media is glamourising lifestyles.

Additionally, by recording this level of online activity around one given physical space, it will demonstrate how “conversation” online is happening all the time and a given space is no longer what it seems or used to be seen as. This links back to the idea of story and trans media story – the story is already being generated organically through social media and it is my task to collect it and demonstrate how is it effecting everyday life.

The demonstration clip has been creating using the video creating functionality on photoshop. This was simple and easy to use however I fear that with large quantities of images and information it will be very slow and glitchy to work with. I think using a more video based software such as Adobe After Effect or Final Cut Pro would be better.

 

Just call me the Puppet Master…

To clarify my role on all of this… I basically need to be the puppet master of a bunch of characters and control each and everyones lives online to come together and flow as one solid narrative ran in real time to a real audience…. hmm. ┬áThis could be tricky.

I want the story to appear realistic, like these characters are real people living a real life… and since most people adopt an online self and perform their personalities online then I don’t feel like this is an unrealistic wish.

Based on my research regarding common types of social media users I constructed these online personalities, in order to be able to properly demonstrate my online community I was creating

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