StoryPrint: an Interactive Visualization of Stories


In this paper, we propose StoryPrint, an interactive visual- ization of creative storytelling that facilitates individual and comparative structural analyses.

March 17, 2019
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (ACM UIST) 2019



Kate Watson (Disney Research)

Sasha Schriber (Disney Research)

Carlos Muniz (Rutgers University)

Samuel Sohn (Rutgers University)

Markus Gross (Disney Research/ETH Zurich)

Mubbasir Kapadia (Rutgers University)

StoryPrint: an Interactive Visualization of Stories


This visualization method is intended for script-based media, which has suitable metadata. The pre-visualization process involves parsing the script into different metadata categories and analyzing the sentiment on a character and scene basis. For each scene, the setting, char- acter presence, character prominence, and character emotion of a film are represented as a StoryPrint. The visualization is presented as a radial diagram of concentric rings wrapped around a circular time axis. A user then has the ability to toggle a difference overlay to assist in the cross-comparison of two different scene inputs.

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