Monday, June 26, 2017

The Evolution of Visual Storytelling

As we forge into the twenty-first century, publishers and content creators face a new generation of readers where interactive and new media platforms are at the forefront. Advancements in technology and the widespread use of the Internet through smartphones and handheld devices have spawned a plethora of web-based and interactive storytelling enhancements that are being gradually introduced into the book culture.

With the advent of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality, quick response (QR) codes that link to video, audio, gaming and web-based enhancements, 3-D stereoscopic and lenticular printing and e-books with hyperlinks, robust opportunities are abound, engaging both young and seasoned readers alike. Although still in its infancy, this emerging trend in visual storytelling is growing with more advanced, user-friendly capabilities as the technology becomes more mainstream.

To read more, check out my article in Communication Arts called Rock, Paper, Pixels:  The Evolution of Visual Storytelling



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