In this article we discuss a digital and interactive storytelling project called Life/Ways, involving college students. We consider the design, production, and evaluation of the project, and share insights into successes and challenges related to introducing students to new models of self-expression. We learned useful lessons during the project, including the possibility of introducing students to the basics of digital and interactive story creation in a relatively brief workshop format, and about using nondigital personal storytelling exercises, readings, and techniques as effective bridges to more complex digital design and production techniques. We also noted areas for refinement in future iterations, such as the need to require concrete follow-up after the workshop to ensure students were making appropriate progress.
Underberg-Goode, Natalie and Boyd, Alexander
"The Life/Ways Project: Self-Expression through Digital and Interactive Storytelling,"
Storytelling, Self, Society: Vol. 15:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol15/iss2/5