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The Shape of Stories

Posted: March 7, 2015-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Culture, Design, User Experience
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“The fundamental idea is that stories have shapes which can be drawn on graph paper, and that the shape of a given society’s stories is at least as interesting as the shape of its pots or spearheads.”

Kurt Vonnegut

I stumbled across “The Shape of Stories”, a rejected thesis idea by Kurt Vonnegut that illustrates the different ‘shapes’ that stories can have. A wonderfully simple idea.

The Shapes of Stories

I love the parallels between this and customer experience maps. Can we illustrate the ‘shape’ of a  customer’s experience? Perhaps we can.

Kurt Vonnegut’s “The Shape of All Stories” | via Open Culture.


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