Interactivity, the Internet and the Authored Novel: Building on the Relationship between the Reader and the Story

By Margaret Turner.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Interactivity design looks at ways to deepen the experience of the reader. This paper presents a model of interactivity for enhancing a reader's journey that does not rely on technology.

Keywords: Interactive Writing, Online Interactive Conversations, Interactive Learning, Conversational Framework, Online Conversations, Paths to Meaning, Scaffolding Learning, Rhizomic Structure

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.89-104. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 4.109MB).

Margaret Turner

Margaret Turner is a visual designer in online media and lectures in EMedia design at University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Her focus is design of content for electronic communication including navigation and interactivity design. Her pet hate is over-designed sites that treat the content as if it was a bunch of unimportant and boring words. “Computer screens are here now but in our soon tomorrow’s, mobile interfaces, heads-up sun glasses and even sockets in our heads will replace them as communicative interfaces. Then design of the content itself, how we break it open to be seen and explored and reflected upon will replace the current obsession with interface decorativity.” Her most recent published conference papers include: “Multi-path and networked: Possible futures for academic writing”, ASCILITE 2005, Brisbane; “Invite, Engage & Play, Express”, OLT05, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane; “Online teaching: designing lively conversation”, Effective Learning and Teaching Conference, 2004, Brisbane.

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