Transmedia Project Design Questions: Senses

Transmedia narratives provide an opportunity to engage more senses than a story told using a single medium. When developing a transmedia project, these questions provide a starting point for addressing how the five human senses can be engaged.

  • What are the visual characteristics of the setting? (Storyworld Level Design Tasks)
    • Spatial dimensions
    • Light source
    • Dominant color
    • Contrasting/highlighting color
    • Dominant texture
  • What are the auditory characteristics of the setting? (Storyworld Level Design Tasks)
    • Nature of the sound (i.e. speech, music, machinery, etc.)
    • Loudness
    • Tonality
    • Sound source
    • Direction of the sound
    • Interpretation of the sound
  • What are the scent characteristics of the setting? (Storyworld Level Design Tasks)
    • Type of scent (i.e. flowery, acrid, etc.)
    • Strength
    • Pleasant/unpleasant
    • Scent source
    • Scent direction
    • Interpretation of the scent
  • What are the tactile (touch) characteristics of the setting? (Storyworld Level Design Tasks)
    • Type
    • Pleasant/unpleasant/painful
    • Localized or general
    • Intensity
  • What are the taste characteristics of the setting? (Storyworld Level Design Tasks)
    • Type of taste (i.e. sweet, sour, bitter, etc.)
    • Strength
    • Pleasant/unpleasant
    • Interpretation of the taste
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