Leveraging on Transmedia Entertainment-Education to Offer Tourists a Meaningful Experience

Mara Dionisio, Valentina Nisi, Nuno Correia

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Abstract

Interactive technologies provide the tools to empower audiences to participate in new interactive storytelling experiences applied to tourism. We envisage studying how transmedia entertainment-education experiences can expose tourists towards local pressing issues and social good while providing them with a rich entertaining and educating experience. We describe the research approach that leads to design and implementation of a bespoke transmedia entertainment education experience, composed by two interconnected components: an online participatory portal (“Há-Vita”) and a mobile context-aware story (Fragments of Laura). The experience was designed to encourage visitors to learn about Madeira’s rich natural heritage and develop knowledge and awareness about its history and biodiversity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractive Storytelling - 10th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages359-362
Number of pages4
Volume10690
ISBN (Print)9783319710266
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event10th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2017 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 14 Nov 201717 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10690 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2017
CountryPortugal
CityFunchal, Madeira
Period14/11/1717/11/17

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Keywords

  • Entertainment education
  • Mobile technologies
  • Research through design
  • Tourism experience
  • Transmedia storytelling

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Dionisio, M., Nisi, V., & Correia, N. (2017). Leveraging on Transmedia Entertainment-Education to Offer Tourists a Meaningful Experience. In Interactive Storytelling - 10th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2017, Proceedings (Vol. 10690, pp. 359-362). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10690 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71027-3_43