How to Tell Stories in Small Spaces : Illustrated Narratives for Mobile Devices

Saturday February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Saturday February 17
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Webinar entry for telling stories on mobile devices$55.00Webinar entry for telling stories on mobile devices. Includes HD recording and any bonus materials that the presenter may provide.

Have you ever wished to create stories with mobile devices in mind? This webinar discusses the challenges of representing an illustrative narrative on smaller screens. How is the planning, composition, artwork and text of a story altered by displaying it in a small screen? What limitations exist and how do you overcome these as an illustrator and storyteller? There’s a real need to address these challenges as we consume more and more content on mobile devices. Peter von Stackelberg tackles these issues and lays out some of the tools that are available for small space story-telling.

  • User interface design on small screens
  • The marketplace and mobile screens
  • Composition of illustrative narratives on small screens
  • How to deal with the ratio of text to graphics
  • Do speech bubbles work in small spaces
  • How we process visual information and the impact this has with mobile devices
  • The example of Charles Dickens and his writing model
  • Responsive design for small screen comics
  • Portrait vs landscape
  • Interactivity and user engagement for stories in small spaces
  • Considering the cover artwork for the smaller screen
  • Example developments tools including the Kindle comics creator.

About the presenter : Peter von Stackelberg


“Whether it’s with words or images, I love to tell stories. I’ve been a storyteller as far back as I can remember — well before I made journalism my first career.

I studied journalism at Ryerson University (long before it was known as a university) and spent a number of years as an investigative journalist and news photographer. With the emergence of the web in the 1990s, I worked as a web designer, e-commerce developer, and IT project manager. In the early 2000s, I was a professional futurist doing technology forecasting and working as a technology strategist. I also began teaching college classes in strategic management, managing technology and innovation, project management, business communications, systems thinking, and other courses.

Through all of these jobs writing and visual communication remained a core part of the work I did.

I have a B.A. in Journalism from Ryerson University, an M.S. in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and an M.S. in Information Design & Technology from SUNY IT (State University of New York Institute of Technology).

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