SIM1 - Interactive Media 1
Deadline: Week 8 - April 4, 2011
HD: High Distinction 80-100, D: Distinction 70-79, C: Credit 60-69, P: Pass 50-59, NC: Not Yet Competent
In order to achieve a HD for this brief you need to:
1. Project Description
The idea behind this assessment task is to get you incorporating the basic video and animation skills you are learning along with designing an interface that is intuitive and easy to use. A large stumbling block we as media creators and designers face is creating an interface which is easy to understand and pick up by people from many different backgrounds and skill levels. If you think about it, most objects you use today include some sort of interface. Selecting a game to play on your PS3, poking someone on Facebook and even changing the TV channel all require in one form or another a user to interface with it to achieve a goal. Your job is to make that interaction seamless, the less your user needs to think about it the easier it is for them to continue using it and continue using that product.
This brief has a strong research and design aspect to it in the form of a design document and it's important you understand why. You will need to generate, ideas, research, create wire-frames and storyboards of your ideas and then turn these into a real product! These skills can be used in all areas of screen and media production and is something you will need to do frequently in the digital media industry.
You will create a video presentation interface in Flash for a minimum of 3 pieces of video content. You will not only design the interface, but also use the basic Flash skills you are taught in your classes to create a functional product
Flash Video Presentation.
Design Document Specifications
Your document must look neat, professional and easy to follow. You will be provided an example document to base your design document on. You need to treat any document as if a client would view it.
Your document must cover the following topics:
User testing report.
After you have submitted your final product it will be subject to user
testing. You must take this user feedback on board and write up a user
testing report in which you re-evaluate how successful your project was
and what changes you would make based on the findings.
4. Assessment Rubric
5. Production deadlines
This project is assessed on an ongoing basis. The development of effective design, navigation and interaction is an essential part of this project and it is necessary to achieve a competent grade for the design spec before proceeding to the development phase of the project. If you do not submit adequate work by the due date you will not be able to continue with the brief.For the policy which you will be assessed with please refer to the Assessment Policy section of your Creative Industries student handbook or the online copy of the Assessment Policy: