Storytelling

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Literature on Storytelling

Here’s the entire UX literature on Storytelling by the Interaction Design Foundation, collated in one place:

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The Power of Stories in Building Empathy

The Power of Stories in Building Empathy

Storytelling plays a huge role in User Experience design and in the Design Thinking process. Storytelling creates a compelling narrative around the people we’re designing for so that we as designers can develop a deep and emotional understanding of their motivations and needs. Stories have the ability to form a common thread throughout a project...

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  • 1 year ago
The Use of Story and Emotions in Gamification

The Use of Story and Emotions in Gamification

Gamification projects can benefit from storytelling features; these features can help arouse emotional connections with players. They can enhance the player experience and improve the longevity and fun factor of the gamified features. Let’s take a closer look at how that might work, even if you don’t feel that you are a natural story teller. An ...

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Aristotle on Storytelling in User Experience

Aristotle on Storytelling in User Experience

The classical Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 b.c.e.) made many groundbreaking discoveries about the way people interact, masterfully breaking down a phenomenon such as public speaking into its constituent parts. Aside from his famous three appeals (logos, pathos, and ethos—the fundaments of any act of persuasion), his observations on the a...

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The persuasion triad — Aristotle Still Teaches

The persuasion triad — Aristotle Still Teaches

The Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 b.c.e.) classified properties of items and concepts in the known universe. One of his most fundamental discoveries was the composition of persuasive speaking. Although Aristotle identified the “three appeals” that make it up 23 centuries ago, when the known universe was smaller, they are timeless. Persuad...

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  • 2 years ago
Everyone Loves a Story, and We are All Natural Storytellers

Everyone Loves a Story, and We are All Natural Storytellers

We all enjoy a good story even if what we define as a “good story” differs significantly from person to person. If we can tell stories, we can get our message across more clearly and in a more engaging manner, but what constitutes a natural storyteller? You’ll be surprised to find out the answer. Once you’ve got a grip on the truth, you can fash...

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  • 1 year ago
Sympathetic Bonding and Why It’s Useful in Design

Sympathetic Bonding and Why It’s Useful in Design

Sympathetic bonding occurs when we perceive someone else’s emotional reaction to be similar to our own experiences. As such, we feel sympathy for that person. It should be obvious that when we are sympathetic to people, we’re more likely to do the things they do and even—to some extent—do the things they want us to do. How do you create such sym...

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