…n’t think that the context–content–criteria framework is incompatible with a traditional story arc. But I do think that any story arc I use should be subordinate to the framework, only useful insofar as it communicates one of the Cs to my audience.
I appreciate this framing; I’ll definitely use it moving forward. But, what comes to mind is it seems the most useful when developing stories for audiences intent on critique.
Though a lot of design activity offers that opportunity, not all stories are for critique, and not all things to be designed get a chance to have a story told about them.
I’d argue storytelling in those instances should involve other tools, themes, and resources. But, I’m glad you taught me this!