Igniting the Imagination of Many


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"Igniting the Imagination of Many" shares a number of design theories and practices that we are using at Reboot Stories to build immersive storytelling experiences. I'm opening the design process in an effort to share how we're building storyworlds that harness design, technology and collaboration.

This work is released under a creative commons 3.0 sharealike non-commercial license. Please provide attribution to @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com and Reboot Stories.

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Igniting the Imagination of Many

  1. Igniting theImaginationof Many @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  2. Start by considering behavior. @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  3. How do animalssearch for food? @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  4. How dohumans searchfor information? @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  5. Information foraging theoryis based on the analogy of an animaldeciding what to eat, where it can befound, the best way to obtain it and howmuch “energy” the meal will provide. @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  6. Applying Foraging Theory tohow human’s search improvesdiscovery and the usability ofvarious user interfaces.“Information Theory” by Peter Pirolli & Stuart Card 1999 @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  7. People following a path are constantlyasking themselves 2 questions.1. What can I expect to gain followingthis path?2. What is the likely cost to reach mydestination? @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  8. VALUE @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  9. STORYAS UTILITY @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  10. VALUE @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  11. CARE @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  12. EMOTIONALLYINVESTED @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  13. CAREVALUE @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  14. FUN @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  15. SOCIAL &PARTICIPATORY @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  16. FUNCAREVALUE @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  17. 5 WHYS Why should I pay attention? Why should I care? Why should I share? Why should I take the time? Why should I return? @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  18. O W N EScarcity R S Abundance H I P Reward @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  19. Building Storyworlds the art, craft & biz of storytelling in 21C buildingstoryworlds.com ONLY 140 books Scarcity Each page says “set this book FREE please re-tweet.” Abundance @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  20. It’s not aboutperfection. @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  21. An ideaevolves &gains powerwith openness. @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  22. A storyworldevolves &spreads whenpeople feelconnected. @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  23. Leave room in yourdesign forParticipation &Experimentation @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  24. ByThose formerlyknown as theAudience @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  25. EmergentNarrative &Collaborationcan be messy. @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  26. Collaborative Layers CORE FILTERED SHARED OPEN @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  27. TheSTORYLAYER @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  28. SocialConnectedPersonalizedPervasive @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  29. Dont hold tight to your characters.When constructing a storyworldthe themes that drive the storyare often stronger. #sw21cFrom “Building Storyworlds the art, craft & biz of storytelling in 21c”
  30. HYPERLOCAL @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  31. GLOBAL @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
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  33. Digital@lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  34. Physical @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  35. Physical DigitalCONNECTED OBJECTS @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  36. Physical DigitalSOCIAL OBJECTS @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
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  39. 1.5-GHz Allwinner A10 CPU, raspberry pi512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage
  40. @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
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  42. 10 Stepsto ignitingthe imaginationof many. @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  43. Start with clear objectives.What is the goal and why does it require everyone?Encourage experimentation.Fail fast and learn from it.Set time constraints.Break people into groups.Bring everyone together for recaps and to set goals.Make it tactile.Reward often.Have fun. @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  44. Igniting theImaginationof Many @lanceweiler www.lanceweiler.com
  45. Alwayslooking forcollaborators.
  46. For more infoRebootStories.comLearnDoShare.netWishfortheFuture.comRobotHeartStories.com