I have commenced research into the work of I-doc creator Seth Keen and his Phd Netvideo Nonvideo Newvideo: Designing a multilinear nonnarrative form for interactive documentary
Dr. Seth Keen teaches New Media at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
i'm just identifying existing literature, author names and future readings here;
If documentary is a fuzzy concept, digital interactive documentary is a concept yet to be clearly defined. What is implicit in its terminology is that an interactive documentary needs to use a digital support, and be interactive. A linear documentary that has been shot with digital technology, and that is distributed on the Web, is a digital documentary but not an interactive one. (2013, p.26)
O’Flynn (2012), similar to Nash (2012) and Gaudenzi (2013), evaluates the emergence of different forms of interactive documentary across multiple digital platforms and connects this development with a transformation towards incorporating design into documentary practice. O’Flynn proposes that:
...notions of interactivity have changed over the past decade... [due to],a shift away from a binaristic ‘choose your own adventure’ orientation towards plot as an either/or structure and narrative causality to an exploration of experiential interface design. Here, i-docs of the last five years have demonstrated an increasing attention to interface and user experience design as dynamic structural elements expressive of a thematic core to the given narrative. (2012, p.156)