INDCOR – COST Action CA18230

Interactive Narrative Design for Complexity Representations


description of the action

The aim of this COST action is to build a network for the interdisciplinary study of the potential interactive digital narrative has as a means to addressing complexity as a societal challenge by representing, experiencing and comprehending complex phenomena and thus also address the issue of ‘fake news’.

The challenge therefore is to change IDNs current status from ‘singular achievement’ of a small group of ‘initiated’ practitioners to ‘general practice’ of many media companies. The INDCOR project (Interactive Narrative Design for COmplexity Representations) addresses this challenge by means of a coordinated effort in analysing and generalising design and production methods of stand-out IDN works with a particular focus on the representation of complex issues.

Join the action

The Action is an open, interdisciplinary and growing network welcoming academics, practitioners and relevant stakeholders to contribute to the activities of the INDCOR work plan.

Working Groups

Mission Statements

WG1: Design and Development
Design IDN prototypes and analyse the design and evaluation process with the aim to make the resulting knowledge available to practitioners for the representation of complex topics. A fist target group will be journalists and media organizations.
WG2: Conceptualising Narrative Complexity
WG2 will investigate, develop and disseminate concepts linked to the understanding of narrative complexity and their relationships towards existing interactive digital narrative systems, specific subject matters and the ways in which participants are involved in a complex, communicative interaction.
WG3: Evaluation
WG3 aims to gain a holistic and transdisciplinary understanding of the moment-to-moment, short term, and long-term outcomes of engagement with interactive narratives for complexity representation.
WG4: Societal Context
WG4 focusses on societal contexts in order to better understand the connections between contexts, IDNs, and complexity. In more abstract terms, WG4 examines the relationship between IDNs and their external environments