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Writing an essay, in connection with the interactive video application, gives your the opprtunity to reflect on (the process of) your production, and allows for deepening your knowlegde about theoretical topics related to interactive multimedia, (mini)games and video.
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Writing an essay, in connection with the interactive video application, gives you the opprtunity to reflect on (the process of) your production, and allows for deepening your knowlegde about theoretical topics related to interactive multimedia, (mini)games and video.
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The recommended subject of the essay is, in addition to the documentation that must be delivered with the interactive video application, a detailled description of the approach and structure of the interactive video, from the perspective of narratives and communication goals. This includes a characterization of the scenario(s), a discussion of design decisions, as well as your experiences with using the XIMPEL platform.
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The subject of the essay is, in addition to the documentation that must be delivered with the interactive video application, a detailled description of the approach and structure of the interactive video, from the perspective of narratives and communication goals. This includes a characterization of the scenario(s), a discussion of design decisions, as well as your experiences with using the XIMPEL platform.
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Make use of the principles discussed in the literature that was provided as background reading for the lectures (use at least two articles):
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* Between narrative and game play: [http://www.cs.vu.nl/~eliens/media/paper-ximpel.pdf XIMPEL interactive video], Anton Eliens
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* Four essential properties of digital environments: Chapter 3 from [http://www.lcc.gatech.edu/~murray/courses/lcc2700sp05/readings/HOH3.pdf Hamlet on the holdeck], Janet Murray
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* [http://gac.sagepub.com/content/6/2/103.abstract Narrative Structures in Computer and Video Games], Barry Ip
The essay should be between 2 and 4 pages. Submit the essay by email on the [mailto:pim-l@few.vu.nl mailinglist]
The essay should be between 2 and 4 pages. Submit the essay by email on the [mailto:pim-l@few.vu.nl mailinglist]
'''Deadline:''' Thursday 5 July, 17:00
'''Deadline:''' Thursday 5 July, 17:00

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Contents

Group assignments

During the course you work in a team on a project. The project is divided into four assignments (one for each week). The assignments should be made available the Monday of the next week. The assignments should be made accessible through the Wiki page of your group.

Assignment 1

Link to the assignment

  • Assignment 1 (PDF)
    • Aanvulling: je mag voor de OpenBeelden opdracht ook 2 openbeelden video's gebruiken. De rest mag van een andere bron afkomstig zijn. Je moet in totaal 3 of meer video's gebruiken.

Deliverables:

  • Interactive video that reuses existing material
  • Description of interactive video (max 1 page)
    • What is the goal of the application?
    • What user group does it target?
    • What type of interaction do you use?
    • How does the interaction support your goal?

Make deliverables available through your own VU www directory and link them from your team page on this Wiki.

Deadline: Monday 11 June, 17:00

Assignment 2

Link to the assignment

Deliverables:

  • A description on the concept of your final application (max 2 pages)
    • What is the goal of the application?
    • What user group does it target?
    • What interaction do you want to support (navigation, scoring)?
    • How do you intend to create/reuse your assets (videos, images, ...)?
  • A description of an example scenario (max 1 page)

Make deliverables available through your own VU www directory and link them from your team page on this Wiki.

Deadline: Monday 18 June, 17:00

Assignment 3

Assignment 3 (PDF)

Deliverables:

  • one document containing the answers to assignment 1 and 2 and
  • one document containing your updated concept and scenario as well as your storygraph.

Make deliverables available through your own VU www directory and link them from your team page on this Wiki.

Deadline: Monday 25 June, 17:00

Assignment 4

Deliverables:

  • Realisation of the final application
  • Description of the final application

Make deliverables available through your own VU www directory and link them from your team page on this Wiki.

Deadline: Monday 2 July, 17:00

Presentations

Each Thursday you present the work on your assignment. We grade both the content of the presentation as well as your presentation skills. All material that you want to use should be accessible from your team page on this Wiki.

  • [07/06] Presentation 1: max 3 minutes, show your application and max 1 slide.
    • What is the goal of the application?
    • What user group does it target?
    • What type of interaction do you use?
    • How does the interaction support your goal?

Peer reviews

During the course of the project you keep track of the progress of one other group. In week 2 and week 3 you write a review of this group's presentation. Provide both critical feedback as well as constructive comments for improvement (1-2 paragraphs).

Make the deliverables available through your own VU www directory and link them from team page of the group that you review.

Deliverables:

  • Peer review 1: project concept
  • Peer review 2: storygraph

Deadline: Friday (17:00) after the presentation

Individual Essay

Writing an essay, in connection with the interactive video application, gives you the opprtunity to reflect on (the process of) your production, and allows for deepening your knowlegde about theoretical topics related to interactive multimedia, (mini)games and video.

The subject of the essay is, in addition to the documentation that must be delivered with the interactive video application, a detailled description of the approach and structure of the interactive video, from the perspective of narratives and communication goals. This includes a characterization of the scenario(s), a discussion of design decisions, as well as your experiences with using the XIMPEL platform.

Make use of the principles discussed in the literature that was provided as background reading for the lectures (use at least two articles):

The essay should be between 2 and 4 pages. Submit the essay by email on the mailinglist

Deadline: Thursday 5 July, 17:00

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