What is a StoryHack?
Here’s an idea of how the event happens:
- We announce the challenge at the beginning of the event. The challenge is the specific story all teams use to craft their projects.
- Teams need to use 3 or more digital story types to tell their stories (This is a change from last year). See “Digital Story Types” for examples.
- Teams will need to fully execute one of the three digital story types. The other two can be concepts. Concepts can be shown with sketches, mockups, wireframes, screenshots – whatever you need to sell the concept.
- This year we are going to have additional challenges and chances to win points during the 24 hours to mix things up a bit (and help keep everyone awake).
- At the end of the event, each team will have 5 minutes to present their digital story projects, including all their concepts, and showcasing whatever additional challenges in which they participated.
Digital Story Types
Narrative driven stories (Traditional stories with familiar elements: plots, characters, conflicts, resolutions, etc.)
Example: Most any movie, book, or play you’ve seen is a narrative driven story.
Location driven stories (Think installation art, kiosks, or performance art – projects crafted to tell a story in a specific location)
Objective driven stories (Think games – projects crafted with a specific objective to achieve)
Example: Delphi Project
Mobile driven stories (Stories told using the unique capabilities of mobile devices, whether they use global positioning coordinates, augmented reality, the use of cameras or video to contribute to the story, or more)
Example: NY Hearts
Community driven stories (Think social media – projects crafted for a wider audience to respond to and participate in)
Example: Balloons of Bhutan