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Methods of navigation and interaction of an interactive documentary. I-Docs Modalities (II)

After a deep analysis of a set of significant examples of interactive documentaries (we have analyzed an initial volume of between 200 and 250 examples), we have establish a division between different types of navigation and interaction. Among the types of navigation we found the Split, the Temporal, the Spatial, the Testimonial, the Branching, the Hypertext, the Preferred, the Audiovisual, the Sound and the Simulated and Immersive navigation mode. Regarding the modalities of interaction, we found Applications 2.0 Interaction and Generative Interaction. The following table specifies the different navigation modes and their sub-modalities:

 

MODALITIES SUB   MODALITIES
DIVIDED    NAVIGATION MODE THEMES,   CHAPTERS, SEQUENCES, STORIES, TOPICS
TIME    NAVIGATION MODE CENTURIES,   DECADES, YEARS, MONTHS, DAYS, DATES, EVENTS, PERIODS
SPATIAL    NAVIGATION MODE GEOGRAPHICAL   MAP, GRAPHICAL MAP, VISUAL MAP, STADISTIC MAP, PHOTOGRAPHIC MAP
TESTIMONIAL NAVIGATION MODE AUDIO/VIDEO   (CHARACTERS)AUDIO/VIDEO   (INTERVIEWED)
BRANCHED NAVIGATION MODE CHOOSE OPTION TO PROGRESS
HIPERTEXTUAL NAVIGATION MODE HIPERTEXTUAL SCHEME
PREFERENCIAL NAVIGATION MODE DRAG MEDIA,   ADDITION AND SUPRESSION BUTTONS
AUDIOVISUAL NAVIGATION MODE AUDIO/VIDEO, VIDEO/ANIMATION,   AUDIO/VIDEO/ANIMATION, AUDIO/PHOTOGRAPHY
SOUND NAVIGATION MODE AUDIO, MUSIC
IMMERSIVE/SIMULATED NAVIGATION  MODE SIMULATIONS, INTERACTIVE GAME

Table 1.List of digital navigation modalities and sub-modalities
The following table shows the different digital interaction types and their sub-modalities:

MODALITIES SUB   MODALITIES
GENERATIVE INTERACTION MODE ADD CONTENT TO   THE SYSTEM
2.0 APLICATIONS INTERACTIVE MODE 2.0 APLICATIONS CONNECTION

Table 2. List of digital interaction modalities and sub-modalities

It should be noted that this proposal is being reviewed in order to be presented as part of the theoretical framework on interactive documentary study, which may be subject to changes in the future (PhD defense:“The interactive documentary as a new audiovisual genre. Approach to proposed definition, taxonomy and analysis model for the evaluation, design and production”, UPF 2007-2012).

 

Recommended citation:

Gifreu, Arnau (2010), El documental multimèdia interactiu. Per un proposta de model d’anàlisi. [Treball de recerca]. Departament de Comunicació. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, pp 123-137.

Gifreu, Arnau (2010). The interactive multimedia documentary. A proposed model of analysis. [Research Pre PhD]. Department of Communication. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, pp 122-136.

Arnau Gifreu Castells

Researcher, Professor and Producer

Universitat Ramón Llull / Universitat de Vic

 

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