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6 tips for creating meaningful experiences through innovation in storytelling. Proudly presented by our creative director Valentijn Destoop.

6 tips for creating meaningful experiences through innovation in storytelling. Proudly presented by our creative director Valentijn Destoop.

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  • 1. Crafting digital stories. 6 tips for creating meaningful experiences through innovation in storytelling. MobileMonday - About Games, fun & Serious Games
  • 2. Emotions help to build relationships and bind communities, emotions make stories stick.
  • 3. Meaningful Pleasurable Convenient Usable Reliable Functional Why? How?
  • 4. Grab attention by playing games with the REASON and the EMOTIONS. Reason and Emotion by Disney
  • 5. Don’t break the emotion by providing a natural flow. Like music, transitions and motion make up a continuous stream in a visual language.
  • 6. # 1 Craft a story that speaks both to the heart and the mind.
  • 7. We are telling stories for thousand of years to survive. The help us inspire, motivate and understand. Bulls from Lauscaux Cave, France.
  • 8. Story, no interaction. Toy, no goal. Puzzle, goal. Game, you can win.
  • 9. A story has memorable characters and surprising conflicts. Yoda by JonMckenzie
  • 10. A game has a wonderful context and universe, where the protagonist can tell his own story. World of Warcraft Blizzard Enterainment
  • 11. # 2 Ideas come from everywhere and anybody.
  • 12. Creativity is not one type of person, but a state of mind. A restless state of mind with no time frame, looking for answers.
  • 13. Learn the tricks of diverse thinking. By defining the amount of solutions before brainstorming.
  • 14. Separate the time when thinking of a. storytelling and b. functionalities.
  • 15. # 3 Start finding THE talent.
  • 16. Because we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, it’s not an act but a habit.
  • 17. Identify your skills and complete them by collaborating with complementary people artist, musicians, writers, producers, developers, ...
  • 18. Include all decision makers in your process of creating, but keep your team as small as possible.
  • 19. And yes, you can think outside company structures.
  • 20. # 4 Master creative efficiency.
  • 21. A creative project is not always linked with budget failure. Neither does a big budget give you a creative result. But it help$.
  • 22. Learn to find the best mentors in the field and personalize when mastering their skills. Steven Spielberg
  • 23. Choose one of the proven workflows and stick to the plan with a perfect balance between collaboration and...
  • 24. solitude
  • 25. Filter your functionalities down to the minimum and focus, focus, focus... until you can optimize the details.
  • 26. # 5 Make your project an interesting press release.
  • 27. So it triggers influencers to share.
  • 28. Seek criticism, even at the start... it stings a bit. But it helps in the long run.
  • 29. Look and learn from peoples (re)actions towards the first draft, not from their words.
  • 30. And when in doubt use “the popular opinion”.
  • 31. # 6 Don’t look for the next opportunity, the one you have is the opportunity.
  • 32. Think big, but...
  • 33. start with small wonders.
  • 34. Let’s create something memorable to share.
  • 35. LittleMissRobot.com Thank you for appreciating by sharing. More tips? Valentijn Destoop twitter: @quidante valentijn@littlemissrobot.com

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