LINEAR INTERACTIVITYIn linear interactivity, the user interacts with the multimediaapplication without controlling the progress of the content. Inother words, the user is a passive receiver of the multimediacontent most of the time.NON-LINEAR INTERACTIVITYUnlike linear interactivity, non-linear interactivity allows the userto interact with the content according to what the user wantsfrom the content. In other words, it is a two-way communication.
Linear interactivity Non-linearinteractivityLinear interactivity doesnot allow the user tocontrol the sequence ofthe multimedia contentNon-linear interactivitylets the user control thesequence of themultimedia contentNot interactive Interactivei) Documentaryii) Movieiii) Video Clipi) Electronic bookii) Edutainmentsoftwareiii) ElectronicencyclopediaDIFFERENTIATION THE CHARACTERISTICBETWEEN LINEAR AND NON-LINEAR MULTIMEDIA
COMPARISON BETWEEN WEB-BASED AND CD-BASEDWeb-based Criteria CD-based-Store lowresolution pictureand videoresolution-Store highresolution pictureand video-Can be changed ordeleted byirresponsiblecontent -Can bepermanently storedand not changeable-Information formultimedia can beupdated easilyupdate -Information on amultimedia can dequickly outdated
SOFTWARE that be used to produce multimedia-Notepad-Microsoft Word-OpenOffice.org write-KWordTEXT EDITOR-Adobe Photoshop-Adobe Illustrator-Jasc Paint Shop ProGRAPHIC AND IMAGEEDITOR
VIDEO EDITORAUDIO EDITORANIMATION EDITOR-Adobe Premier-Sony Vegas-Adobe After Effects-Sound Forge7.0-Sound recorder-Wavpad-Adobe Audition-Flash-Swish-Lightwave-3DStudio Max
TEXT BASED EDITORLess userfriendly(difficult touse)Difficult to insert aspecifictag(manually)Cannot visualizeagainWYSIWYG EDITORMoreuser friendly(easy touse)Easy to insert aspecifictag(automatically)Easy to insert aspecifictag(automatically)Easy to visualizeagain
PHASES IN MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTIONEVALUATIONPUBLISHINGTESTINGDESIGNANALYSISIMPLEMENTATION