Investigating multimedia products
Multimedia plays an increasingly important part in our lives. It gives us access to information and knowledge in new and inspiring ways, using combinations of multimedia assets such as video, audio, animation, images and text.
When you log on to websites, play computer games, visit museums or go to modern shopping centres, you will almost certainly be seeing multimedia in action.You also encounter it every time you watch a DVD, use e-learning materials or, for that matter, the digimodules provided with this course.
In this chapter you will investigate a broad cross-section of multimedia products.You should make a real effort to investigate and evaluate as many products as you can, and do it in a focused way. Don’t be fooled by technical wizardry – it may not really add anything to the product. Hopefully you will be inspired to develop your own products.
In this chapter you will learn:
multimedia – what it is and what it is for the use of multimedia for a range of purposes components of multimedia products how information in multimedia products is structured how to evaluate multimedia products effectively