This course studies the principles and practices of multimedia design and production. Students learn about planning, organizing and managing a multimedia production. The class works through various stages of production using several multimedia authoring tools including: screen layout and interface design; creation and modification of graphic elements; project layout, design and navigation; scripting (programming).
- Avoid performance mistakes by knowing how network technology enables and hinders delivery of multimedia content.
- Choose between bit mapped versus vector graphics for each graphic in a web site by knowing advantages and disadvantages of each.
- Employ best multimedia design practices.
- Utilize color theory as it applies to multimedia websites.
- Apply scripting to further enhance a multimedia website to provide action, decision handling, dynamic interaction, and enhanced animation.
- Use tools for multi-media web site animation, interactivity multimedia web development, and bitmapped image manipulation.
- Select the best tool for different functionalities of a web site based on capabilities of each tool.
- Transfer bitmapped images and vector graphics based images between tools.