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Interactive Media Designers.Slideshow Karen Wassner


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Interactive Media Designers.Slideshow Karen Wassner

  1. 1. Interactive Media Designers
  2. 2. What Do They Do? Refers to media of communication that allows recipient activity Uses technology in artwork Found in many settings and industries; entertainment and interactive TV product and industrial design, web-based commerce, e-learning, games, advertising, business and the public sector.
  3. 3. Terminology <ul><li>Any form of interface between the end user/audience and the medium may be considered interactive. Interactive media is not limited to electronic media or digital media. Board games, pop-up books, game books, flip books and constellation wheels are all examples of printed interactive media. Books with a simple table of contents or index may be considered interactive due to the non-linear control mechanism in the medium, but are usually considered non-interactive since the majority of the user experience is non-interactive sequential reading. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Games </li></ul><ul><li>Online Games </li></ul><ul><li>Video Games </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Television </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Telephony </li></ul><ul><li>E-Mail </li></ul>Examples of IMD
  5. 6. Advertising <ul><li>Graphic designs have a unique ability to sell a product or idea through effective visual communications. It is applied to products as well as elements of company identity like logos, colors, and text, together defined as branding. </li></ul><ul><li>Branding has increasingly become important in the range of services offered by many graphic designers, alongside corporate identity and the terms are often used interchangeably. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Entertainment <ul><li>From decoration, to scenery, to visual story telling, graphic design is applied to entertainment. From cover to cover in novels and comic books, from opening credits to closing credits in film, from programs to props on stage, graphic design helps set the theme and the intended mood. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Journalism <ul><li>From scientific journals to news reporting, the presentation of opinion and facts is often improved with graphics and thoughtful compositions of visual information. Newspapers, magazines, blogs, television and film documentaries may use graphic design to inform and entertain. </li></ul>
  8. 9. On The Web <ul><li>Graphic designers and Interactive Media Designers are often involved in web design. Combining visual communication skills with the interactive communication skills of user interaction and online branding, graphic designers often work with web developers to create both the look and feel of a web site and enhance the online experience of web site visitors. In the job field, many companies look for someone who can do both graphic and web design. There is a great deal of argument in the professional design community about whether or not this trend is positive. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Why I Chose IMD <ul><li>I’m into creating websites </li></ul><ul><li>I love editing photos in photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>I make “gif” graphics </li></ul><ul><li>I love video games </li></ul><ul><li>It’s something I will enjoy doing in a career </li></ul>