Writing about digital and interactive media

Dale Hudson, Patricia R. Zimmermann

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Abstract

Digital and interactive media require rethinking the research and analysis process. These new forms open up disruptions in user access and modifications. They transition from linearity to modularity in navigable databases across transmedia platforms. This chapter guides writers through a process of how to think and write about these new forms. It suggests architecture, navigation, interface, automation, design, data, structures, and patterns as key analytical modes. It offers a writing system: use the 90/10 workflow, immerse deeply, handwrite notes, specify, research context and compare, interpret significance, make connections, outline by word count, read out loud, revise, and copyedit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWriting About Screen Media
EditorsLisa Patti
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis
Pages131-136
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781351187060
ISBN (Print)9780815393528
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Hudson, D., & Zimmermann, P. R. (2019). Writing about digital and interactive media. In L. Patti (Ed.), Writing About Screen Media (pp. 131-136). Routledge, Taylor and Francis.