1. bookVolume 1 (2013): Issue 1 (October 2013)
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Transmedia Project Design: Theoretical and Analytical Considerations

Published Online: 05 Dec 2015
Volume & Issue: Volume 1 (2013) - Issue 1 (October 2013)
Page range: 80 - 100
Journal Details
First Published
15 Dec 2013
Publication timeframe
1 time per year

Theoretical and analytical considerations around the development of transmedia projects are evolving, but are still widely open, probably because transmedia storytelling is a relatively new subject that does not yet have its own specific methods and methodology of analysis. Moreover, transmedia projects are complex phenomena involving multiple dimensions, such as narrative, cultural context, marketing, business models, and legal framework. Currently, the usual approach gives place to methodologically separate analytical perspectives related to some of these dimensions. This article first discusses the elusive concept of transmedia storytelling and later presents analytical considerations outlining relevant aspects that can contribute to perceive the process of developing transmedia projects. The significance of these discussions is to address essential features of the design process behind transmedia projects and contribute to support the analytic needs of transmedia designers and the applied research in the interest of the media industry.

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