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Bo & Di: a Case Study of the Effects of Interactivity in Narrative Immersion & Character Attachment

"Bo & Di” is an interactive animated film for preschool children that I completed within the framework of my “Practice Based PhD Program”. It features two characters called Bo and Di, who can experience conflictual situations depending on children’s choices. Awarded by a research grant from Yaşar University, I worked in this project with a team of experts coming from developmental psychology, music and game design fields, and I did a reception test with more than 200 children.

This multi-disciplinary project offered a fertile ground for comparing the strengths and strategies of linear and interactive narratives in animation as well as their effects on the audience. Click on the button below for a more detailed account of the research.

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