I went the Interaction 10 hold by IxDA. There was a topic called “Thinking Like a Storyteller” presented by Cindy Chastain caught my attention. Cindy used a move as an example and explained how to apply storytelling for application design and web design. Good storytelling drives users experience deeply into the application.
Recently, I read two articles about Better User Experience Using Storytelling part I and part II from Smashing magazine. They use different examples to talk about how storytelling can make user experience well.
Back to GoHitchhike, the storytelling bases on the users post stories of their emotional objects and trip experience. When other users read these stories and feel themselves doing the same things, they will be more into the interaction of GoHitchike physical and virtual.
I would like to invite everyone to my MFA thesis presentation. Here is the info:
– Topic: GoHitchhike ~ Object-centered Social Networking Site: To Bridge Online and Physical Interactions
– Date: Feb. 19th (Friday)
– Time: 3pm-4pm
– Location: Room 211, Montgomery Hall
For those you can’t make it, I will post my ppt latter.
I started to promote GoHitchhike.com on American colleges International Student Association websites. Here are the lists of CSA (Chinese Students Association) and TSA (Taiwanese Students Association)
Mr.6, a famous Chinese blog focuses on new trend of websites and e-commence, reported GoHitchhike.com.
Frank Spillers from Experience Dynamics