Narrative Space

Had another good summer with students from Malaysia –

To explore new ways of thinking about narrative we had a workshop exercise about telling a story on a table top – with some great results.
The brief was simply: Tell us a story. In a team of 4 or 5 you will have a table on which to place objects, documents, evidence from which users can deduce the story for themselves. You might have photographs, diaries, calendars, tickets, official documentation, maps. You might draw these or create / find things online to print out. You can include objects.
What is the story?
How might it be evidenced?
What connections do you want users to make between the evidence?
How will you lead users to draw conclusions and find the story?
At 3.15 your table should be ready for viewing.

Some of the resulting stories: