Engaging a theatre audience with an App?

During the last couple of days of my Chinese May holidays I’ve completely revised my project based on the questions I raised from the post ‘Is this just a trick?”.

@MikeVogel in a comment said it perfectly “I tend to enjoy sitting back in a theater and experiencing the story without interaction” – and he is perfectly right, so do I.  

With that in mind, how do I make the use of an app within a theatre show seamless and without distraction.

OK, this is what I came up with.

Why not make the application the heart or common thread of the story that ties everything together. Treat the theatre show as simply the last chapter in a series of chapters that are all expressed through the application.  So that by the time the theatre show comes around, using the app would feel familiar and integral to the performance and the project as a whole.

The below cheesy flowchart  are just samples of what could be used in the app.


Check out the ‘Project as it is’ for an update on a more detailed description of how the app will be integrated.