Stories In Motion
Role: Prototype and UX Design; Project Management
As television stories grow in complexity, viewers are expected to accompany several character points of view (POV) across proliferating narrative threads. The Stories in Motion app allows viewers to control which character POV he or she wishes to follow, allowing viewers to chart a unique path through Netflix’s House of Cards. Additionally, viewers may annotate episodes with their reactions and insights, then share these paths with fellow viewers. In turn, fellow viewers experience their friends’ personalized traversals. (Made in eTV Lab)
Stories are no longer limited to linear formats or weekly episodes thanks to advances in technology. This creates a need for new tools for storytellers and viewers to tell and experience great stories. Furthermore, the proliferation of wireless internet and smart phones allow people to enjoy and discuss the same show across the world. However, while they can watch the show and talk about it, they lose an important aspect of the viewing experience: watching together.
Stories in Motion looks to provide a new tool for content creators and viewers that allow them to tell and explore storylines and characters paths within a narrative universe. The system also seeks to create the ability for users to enjoy shows with their friends and family from around the world through asynchronous viewing of a show.