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If You Don’t Like Your Story, Can You Create a New One? - how to save the world

If You Don’t Like Your Story, Can You Create a New One? - how to save the world | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
This got me thinking about whether (and when) the ’stories’ I’ve been telling myself in categories 3-5 are true, and, if/when they’re not, what is the true ‘New Story’ I should be telling myself instead when these anxiety-provoking triggers occur? So, using the turn-around statement above, my New Story for category 3 situations might be:
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Why We don’t need Storytellers at the Heart of Product Development

Why We don’t need Storytellers at the Heart of Product Development | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
This question reflects a painful problem. When it comes to understanding a functional domain, far too often people focus on the wrong question. The result is a familiar set of symptoms including trying to create multi-disciplinary hybrids, rebranded as-if professions, disregarding existing knowledge and wanting to invent the wheel – again. If it doesn’t work best practice became – pull to last resort and call whatever it is – storytelling.
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'Reading My Father:' Growing Up With William Styron : NPR

'Reading My Father:' Growing Up With William Styron : NPR | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
In her memoir, William Styron's daughter Alexandra says of her father: "The novel owned his heart.
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Journalism Isn’t Dead, Storytelling Is Being Reborn

Journalism Isn’t Dead, Storytelling Is Being Reborn | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
With that kind of commitment, writers have to hope that someone is going to read and pay for these stories. But when sites like the Huffington Post and Gawker make journalism snack-sized, is there still an appetite for a nonfiction feast?

The answer from all of the panelists was a resounding “yes.” There is and always will be an appetite for well-reported, well-written, compelling stories.

What medium these stories will be told on and how to make a living from telling them was a little less clear.
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The art of Storytelling - the best course ever? - Thoughts in Flight

The art of Storytelling -  the best course ever? - Thoughts in Flight | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
There is a book in everyone. We have all heard this saying and no doubt you all know people that either do or at least want to write. Why is this? The answer is simple; story telling is a natural form of communication we all hook in to. It is the most effective way of conveying ideas to the world. And it is why I have been wondering more and more about how story telling, brands and our whole planning process work together.
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Stories are Tradition…Buzzwords, not so much

Stories are Tradition…Buzzwords, not so much | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Our brains are wired to think in stories, appreciate stories, respond emotionally to stories, anticipate where the story might go. We’re also wired to reject hype as we develop an increasingly sophisticated noise filtration system. Telling stories and keeping it authentic will never go out of vogue. It means that adhering to dramatic dictates – story arc, rising action, three dimensional characters persevering against impossible odds – are valuable attributes in developing the story thread in any social context.
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Everyone Has a Story - The Artist's Road

Everyone Has a Story - The Artist's Road | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Behind every major news event there is a personal story. Early news reports indicate that bin Laden was killed by a bullet to the head. Who pulled that trigger? What is his story?
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Illustrating Your Life in Charts and Graphs

Illustrating Your Life in Charts and Graphs | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
About five years ago, Nicholas Felton had a cute idea: to create an annual report of his life filled with charts and graphs about the restaurants he had visited and the days he had traveled — just like the annual reports sent out by companies, but with personal details.
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Enter the Storytelling with Maps Contest

Enter the Storytelling with Maps Contest | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Some of the best stories are told not with pictures but with maps! Tell us your story and submit your best web map or mobile app that informs, educates, and engages the audience about a topic or event.
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Storytelling Traditions

Storytelling Traditions | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Celebrating the tradition of storytelling. Stories of heroism, folklore, mythology, biographies, and more.
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7 Brilliant Book Trailers

7 Brilliant Book Trailers | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
And despite the publishing industry’s alarmist prophecies, these trailers bespeak the power of books to appeal to readers with their core, age-old value proposition: Compelling storytelling, creatively delivered.
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Leffe: Craft Your Character

Leffe: Craft Your Character | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Leffe believes your story can define you. Your personality.
Your character. Which is why we're searching for one
as rich and deep as our golden beer.

Battles, floods and raging fires; in our 750 year
history, our little Belgian abbey has been through it
all. But now it's time to add your tale to our books.
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AP Interactive visualizes a future of stories that reach beyond text

AP Interactive visualizes a future of stories that reach beyond text | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
When most people think of the AP, they think of the global army of correspondents reporting stories that appear in papers and websites. More and more, though, the AP brand is also coming to represent interactive features that convey the news. And though the Interactive department has undergone a dramatic shift in recent years to be able to produce interactive graphics, it’s still providing the qualities newspapers have relied on the AP for for years, Nessa noted: speed, accuracy, and a vast network of resources.
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An Interview With Henrik Werdelin

An Interview With Henrik Werdelin | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Based on your background in experience design and innovation, how would you tell a transmedia story?
I know it might sound like a bad answer, but I think it very much depends on what the story is. New media are just tools that you can use to tell stories in a new – and often more engaging way. I feel too many media companies try to add new media components to their storytelling just to add those tools – and not because they add value to the story. They also often forget to fully understand how a users daily flow is – and then mold their use of technology around peoples behavior – instead of assuming that they can move people across different new mediums.
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Shoah (Holocaust) and things I’ve learned about/from my Father

Shoah (Holocaust) and things I’ve learned about/from my Father | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
A short while before he died the time was ripe to pursue a challenge given to me by Erick Shmeidler (May his soul rest in heaven. I’m sure he and my dad are having an interesting time). Erick, who besides being a gifted storyteller was also a holocaust researcher on his own behalf. “He suffers from survivor’s syndrome” was his theory, “and he will tell you nothing. You’re only chance to get anything will arrive if he meets someone like him or before he dies. If you want the story to live it is your duty and you know enough about storytelling and people to get it out of him”.
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From action transfers to stories on the iPhone

From action transfers to stories on the iPhone | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
In Fablescapes there is more study than meets the eye: this is a storytelling application and the creators know what that means.
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Storytelling: a top strategy for creating an innovative digital experience

Storytelling: a top strategy for creating an innovative digital experience | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
It is fairly common that people don't always believe what they hear unless there is a strong rationale behind it. It's easier to believe in things that you can relate to. It is the ability to feel connected that would stimulate or dissuade the acceptance of a story. The power of connection is what made you want to read this article. This feeling of connection is a pure neurobiological activity and is the source of intention and persistence. So you see, stories can be convincing if they have the potential to connect the listener/reader to a story.
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Narrative Structures in Data Visualizations to Improve Storytelling

Narrative Structures in Data Visualizations to Improve Storytelling | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Static graphics have long been used to support stories. Graphs and diagrams are used within a larger text to augment the story. Within this format, the text conveys the story and the graphics give additional detailed information, usually numbers and relational structures; stuff that is hard to imagine and complex to describe. In the contemporary media landscape, there arises a mixture between the traditional value of storytelling and the new media buzzword interactivity.
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A Designer's Enlightening Notes - My Modern Metropolis

A Designer's Enlightening Notes - My Modern Metropolis | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
If you ever thought that your work or school notes had to be boring, then take a look at these by Amanda Wright.
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7 secrets of successful storytellers

7 secrets of successful storytellers | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, a guru initiated a select company of listeners into an ancient fellowship.

Justina Chen—who by dint of feats unknown has earned the mystic title of "executive communications strategista"—revealed a magic handed down from old. And thereby she passed on the Secrets of the Storyteller.
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Storytelling to storys€lling

All our life we've been told stories: as children in school, through books, movies, even in television and radio commerc...
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Digital Storytelling

The Elements of Digital Storytelling site provides a:

Taxonomy of digital storytelling.
Analysis of current practices.
Clearinghouse of effects research.
Showcase of innovative story forms.
Forum for discussion.
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Why We Need Storytellers at the Heart of Product Development - UX Magazine

Why We Need Storytellers at the Heart of Product Development - UX Magazine | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Who are the product storytellers? Part matchmaker, marketer, technologist, and artist, the product storytellers ask questions, find answers, and figure out how to distill a vision or idea into a product story.
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Putting a Face to a Name: How Story Communicates

Putting a Face to a Name: How Story Communicates | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
This is the age of the story, we’re often told, and the most effective designers are also good storytellers. If the keynotes and coffee breaks at creative conferences are any indication, we’re now telling convincing stories not just to our clients and users, but to each other. There’s a strong incentive to do this: if we didn’t, none of our ideas would go anywhere.

Unfortunately there’s still one area where we tend to tell very weak stories, and that’s when describing our own process. The narrative of how a design challenge leads to a concept and then a solution is for some reason maddeningly difficult to explain to anyone outside of our own discipline.
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8 great examples of nonprofit storytelling

8 great examples of nonprofit storytelling | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
As regular readers know, I’ve been a longtime proponent of visual storytelling to advance the missions of nonprofits, cause organizations and businesses. (Heck, I co-founded Ourmedia.org before there was a YouTube.) People take action on behalf of a cause only when they feel an emotional connection, and yet nonprofits in particular are famously bad at telling their own stories.
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