WHAT IS MULTIMEDIA?• Multimedia is a combination of text, graphics, sound, animation, and videos to effectively communicate the ideas to users.
TYPES OF MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION• Linear Multimedia- linear active progresses without any navigation control for the viewer.• Non- linear Multimedia- non linear content offers user interactivity to control progress as used with a computer game or used in self- paced computer based training. Non- linear content is also known as hypermedia content.
LINEAR MULTIMEDIA• The users sit back and watches the presentation.• The presentation normally plays from the start to end or even loops continually to present the information.• A movie is common type of linear multimedia.
NON-LINEAR MULTIMEDIA• The user control the delivery of elements to control the what and when.• Advantage: complex domain of information can be presented.• Disadvantage: users might lost in the massive “information highway”.• Useful for: information archive (encyclopedia), education, training and entertainment.
FEATURES OF MULTIMEDIA• Multimedia games and simulations• May be used in a physical environment with special effects, with multiple users in an online network, or locally with an offline computer game system or simulator.
APPLICATION OF MULTIMEDIA• Creative industries• Commercial• Entertainment and fine arts• Engineering• Mathematical and scientific research• Medicine• Multimedia in public places• Education