IMA 501 Lecture
Name, course and project number/date
Abstract – discussion of purpose.
Body – opinion is fine, but statements of fact need to be backed up with source materials – footnotes.
What is the final outcome – sum it all up.
Bibliography links – full source – Example: http://www.liu.edu
Save as document and html
Discussion of authoring options and philosophies
Mainly web authoring environment
rtmp, xml, php, ActiveX
Raster images, video files, audio control, heavy learning curve for ActionScripting
Full authoring environment
Raster file manipulation, video control, audio control, cross platform authoring, Xtras – third party development
Learning curve for lingo, 50% archival vehicle, 50% web development
Base web authoring structure
Can do anything, basis for everything web, tough environment, strong learning curve
Time consuming and difficult overall learning curve
Dreamweaver & Fireworks
Web authoring tools
New version stronger than ever, simple to use, strong backend development
Extraneous code, tough to fix in pure HTML, limitations and minimal knowledge base – lab rat
Useful in virtual environment
Great image creation, viewer involvement, wow effect
Heavy file size, typically used in archival structure, due to need for dedicated bandwidth, playback requirements
Exceptions swift3d export tool
Project Development Team
Works directly with the account and the exec to develop a structure for the project.
Part marketing person, developer, designer and client.
Should know ever aspect of the development process.
Keeps the project on budget and deadline – usually makes staffing decisions
Establishes the look and feel of the project. Manages the design staff.
On similar management level with the producer?
Usually makes initial presentation along with producer and IA.
Works directly under Design Director. Responsible for all graphic development.
Usually responsible for all outside vendors inclusive of copywriters if not in house.
Makes internal presentation to DD, IA and Producer.
Works directly with the IA and design team.
Develops all necessary programming.
Responsible for any new programming research.
Reports to DD, IA and producer
Account Exec – if promotional
Works directly with account.
Main responsibility is initial sale and start of project.
Usually in first meeting but is always available for client if project is off track
Listen and learn session
How did they fare?
What is the goal of the project?
Ecommerce, promotional, informational, entertainment, educational
Who is the potential user?
What is the message or image needed?
What will be the vehicle?
What is the scalability of the project?
Promotional efforts – cross marketing
Determining Aesthetic of Interactive Work
Kant, Crawford, Nielsen, Tufte and Curtis
Kant — Beauty is not necessarily functional
Crawford —Design is necessary evil
Tufte —Visuals must represent information correctly – organization is key
Curtis —Everything is everything