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  • 1. Oxford Brookes University MA,Interactive Media Publishing by:Ruqaya Shamtoot
  • 2. Why the Story of Joseph?
    • Joseph's story is quite appealing to me. I always liked reading the story Joseph (Yusuf) in the Qur'an.
    • The story itself is loaded with lessons about human nature, morality and wisdom. It also makes the reader curious to know more about old incidents and believes.
    • It is a way to create a kind of rapprochement between the different religions.
    • Text Source: Qur'an (English and Arabic versions),Other Islamic books that tell the story of the Prophet Joseph.
  • 3. Used techniques:
    • E-book Cover: I have designed a layered background by using PhotoShop. Also, I created an "ENTER" button for the reader to click on and start navigating through the story from the cover page.
  • 4. Used techniques:
    • Background: I have created the e-book's background by using Photoshop.
    • I made sure that the background would accommodate navigation signs (buttons).
  • 5. Used techniques:
    • Divider Background : Created in PhotoShop. Each divider consists of the same basic background
    • signifying picture was added in the middle, according to the meanings of each part of the story.
  • 6. Used techniques:
    • Text Styles: used InDesign CS for creating different text styles in the
    • e-book:
    • Headings , Headers, Qur'an verses (English), Main text body, Title.
  • 7. Navigation Buttons:
    • Menu Button: I have used the head that is in the background as a menu for all the story pages.
    • The menu has the following topics: C over/ page /P age of Contents /A ll major parts in the story /F ind /C olophon page. /P revious view /Q uit.
  • 8. Navigation Buttons
    • Next and Previous Page Buttons :
    • Right and left sandals (Old style sandals).
    • Zoom and Bookmark options :
    • Fancy icon made of a thread bookmark and a pair of fancy glasses.
  • 9. Navigation Buttons
    • Text Buttons: The English Qur'anic verses are buttons that enable the reader of viewing the original Qur'anic verses.
    • Hide & Show action was used to show and hide fields.
  • 10. Used Software:
    • PhotoShop: Creating all pictures, icons, collages, and the design of the Arabic verses.
    • InDesign CS: for placing the text, text style, content page.
    • Adobe Acrobat 6.0 ME professional: All buttons, actions and page links. navigation interactivity.
  • 11. Multimedia
    • Sound: the sound of book page turning.
    • Video movie: produced in Arabic, with English subtitles. Embedded in the end of the book.