Winky Dink and you: determining patterns of narrative for interactive television.

Smith, Ian, Stewart, Fiona and Turner, Phil (2004) Winky Dink and you: determining patterns of narrative for interactive television. In: Second European Conference on Interactive Television. CiteSeer, UK.

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We report on the identification, creation and use of narrative patterns to create an interactive cartoon. We have undertaken an analysis of an American 1950-60’s interactive television cartoon - Winky Dink and You, which gave the illusion of interaction. Winky Dink offered an engaging and enjoyable experience of a type not currently available on interactive television. We identified a number of recurrent sequences in the cartoon that we describe as narrative patterns. These patterns have also been used to create a genuine interactive cartoon using a modern multimedia development tool. We believe that this work could contribute towards the design and development interactive media (i-media) suitable for interactive television (iTV)

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: paper presented at 2nd European Conference on Interactive Television: Enhancing the Experience Brighton, U.K. Wednesday March 31 - Friday April 2 2004
Uncontrolled Keywords: Narrative patterns; Interactive Television (iTV); Interactive Media (i-media);
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3356
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 11 May 2010 11:36
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2014 12:00

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