ERIC Number: ED387094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Multimedia Design and Development: Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why.
Fox, Michael T.
An important use of multimedia as a learning tool in academia is the process of designing and developing a multimedia project. The design and development process empowers students to explore, discuss, evaluate, and articulate their knowledge in a richer medium. A journalistic approach to examining the virtues, limitations, and components of the multimedia process is proposed to those new to multimedia or those still considering its value. Formulating simple questions based on Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why can provide a good starting point toward discussing issues involved in the multimedia design and development process. A few questions essential to examining the qualities of multimedia and its development process are: Who should be involved?; What are essential tools and guidelines?; When is the time and content appropriate?; Where can you get help? Goals and objectives in the design and development process include: (1) define what ideas, issues, and/or concepts the project is intended to explore; (2) determine who your audience is; (3) determine what resources are available for developing as well as using the final project; (4) determine which aspects of the design and development process each person involved will have responsibility for; and (5) organize a schedule for each stage and various tasks involved in each stage. The design process, including using a flow diagram, gathering various media, and deciding on an authoring program, is outlined. General guidelines are provided on what to expect from various authoring programs and how to prepare specific media material. Finally, the system and programming environment for Ballot Box, multimedia software developed and used for campaigns and elections, is examined. (Contains 37 references.) (MAS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) Summer Conference. Proceedings (28th, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, June 18-22, 1995); see IR 017 305.