20 credits at level HE5
Provide students with a framework of understanding of the activities involved in planning of digital media systems.
Develop students’ ability to address multimedia design issues, multimedia project specification.
Develop students’ ability to create viable digital media to design specifications.
Develop students’ skills in the design of digital media applications.
Develop an insight into the issues and problems associated with website development.
Multimedia titles: quality, structure, interface, content.
Multimedia and web authoring software: types, metaphors, methodology, resource usage, usability, effectiveness, costs, benefits and drawbacks.
Product development strategies: developer needs, user needs, and future trends.
Production specification documents: storyboards, flowcharts, digital media specification and descriptions.
Application of website design techniques through authoring and syntax manipulating tools.
Connection of the design fabric of a website to its functionality in terms of tracking, marketing and manipulating information.
Formal lectures will introduce the students to each topic. For some topics tutorials will take place when appropriate after the lecture, at which students will be asked to apply their knowledge and understanding to a range of case studies.
The lecture topics will be reinforced by students undertaking formal and informal practical activities.
Students will be expected to do extensive directed reading and Internet based research on case studies of practical systems, technical details of software, hardware and commercial systems, and for general background knowledge.
Vendor learning tools such as Microsoft .Net learning videos will be used although due to changes and advancement in technological developments, this strategy will not be specifically confined to one vendor.
Formal lectures 21
Formal Practicals 21
Unsupervised Practicals 42
Directed Reading 24
Directed Research 25
Assignment Preparation 60
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Discuss the use and the limitations of the various constituent media in the context of multimedia in relation to various delivery systems.||
Describe the use of the various constituent media.
Describe the limitations of the various constituent media.
Relate the use of media in the context of multimedia to current delivery systems.
Discuss the limitations imposed on multimedia applications by their delivery on CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, and the World Wide Web.
|2.||Demonstrate an understanding of the needs and requirements for construction of effective interactive multimedia.
List the software needed for construction of effective interactive multimedia.
Describe the strengths and weakness of alternative software.
Relate the characteristics of the software selected to the specific multimedia requirement.
|3.||Understand what makes a particular multimedia or web authoring package appropriate with respect to an intended usage.
Discuss the underlying metaphors used by a range of multimedia and web authoring software.
Relate the appropriate metaphor to the intended usage.
Investigate the strengths and weaknesses of particular authoring packages
|4.||Create a specification for a multimedia application.
Specify particular instances of the each type of digital media as required for a particular application.
Specify the on-screen layout of the digital media items for a particular application.
Specify the temporal relationships of the digital media items for a particular application.
Specify the interactivity required for particular application.
|5.||Create digital media applications.
Create a digital media items to meet a detailed specification.
Implement a digital media application from a detailed specification using a multimedia or web authoring package.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||A website design case study based on the use of XHTML/CSS.||A website design/development case study based on the use of an industry standard development package and technology such as Microsoft Visual Studio / ASP.NET to create a site utilising data held on a remote database server.|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
An extensive Web-based reading list will be made available during the course for example: http://www.asp.net/LEARN/videos/ (The Official Microsoft ASP.NET website).
Spanjaars, Imar (2008) Beginning ASP.NET 3.5: In C# and VB (Programmer to Programmer), Wiley.
ASP.NET 3.5 Unleashed (Hardcover)
Walther, Stephen (2008), SAMS.
Introducing Microsoft® LINQ (Paperback)
Pialorsi, Paolo and Russo, Marco (2007)
Deitel H.M, Dietel P.J, and Nieto T. R. (2003) Simply Visual Basic .NET An Application-Driven Tutorial Approach: Prentice Hall
|Host Subject Group:||Computing & Electronic Technology|
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