Use no more than three different font styles and sizes. Make colors consistent, harmonizing, and appropriate to title. Use enhancements such as bold, italics, colors, and shadowing to emphasis key points.
Basic Design Guidelines (Continued) Do not use underline, because of its association with Internet links. Balance white space. End the presentation with a blank slide containing only the slide design.
Planning of Multimedia Titles The rule of thumb for multimedia development is 80% planning + 20% production = 100% success Planning ensures a successful multimedia project.
Planning of Multimedia Titles (Continued) 1.Develop the theme (concept or idea) What should be accomplished in a general sense? Example – How to Use a Digital Camera 2. State the goals, objectives, and purpose What specifically do we want to accomplish? Example – Taking low-light pictures and downloading images to a computer
Planning of Multimedia Titles ) 3. Identify the target audience Who will use and see the presentation? Target audiences can be categorized by demographics, lifestyles, or attitudes. The more information known about the audience, the more likely the presentation will meet their needs successfully. Example – Should the presentation target people who have never owned a digital camera?
4. Decide on the treatment Determines how the multimedia title will look and feel. Determined largely by the concept, goals, objectives, and target audience. Planning of Multimedia Titles
Planning of Multimedia Titles (Continued) Treatment includes: Tone - Will the presentation be serious, humorous, light, heavy, formal, or informal? Metaphor – Will a comparison be used to provide interest or to aid in understanding? Ex. - Comparing the complexity of building a house to building a Web page Approach – How much direction will be given to the end user? A rule of thumb: children’s presentations need less options while adults’ presentations need more navigation options. Emphasis – How much weight will be given to each of the various elements in the presentation?
Planning of Multimedia Titles (Continued) 5. Determine the specific elements to be used, where to place and possible playback system(s) needed
Planning of Multimedia Titles ) 6.Storyboard projects including all navigation links. A sample storyboard with its navigational links Font colors, background color, and other design ideas can also be noted at this stage
Preparing Multimedia Titles (Continued) 7.Computerize multimedia title 8.Create reference page and use proper formatting based on: APA manual MLA manual Other style guides 9.Review the finished project for any copyright infringements 10.Test multimedia title
Practicing Presenting Multimedia Titles Know ContentUse of proper English/grammar Avoid filler words Speak clearly Make eye contact with audience Use appropriate speed of speech Include an opening and closing Stay within allotted time
Originally Originators of the presentations controlled what happened next = Linear presentations Today User interact with presentations and control the flow and direction of the information. = Non-linear presentations
Interactive Multimedia Titles (Continued) Users use navigational or action buttons on screen or web sites to determine: what content is delivered when it is delivered how it is delivered Back to beginning slide (home) Back to previous slide Forward to next slide Navigational Menu
Interactive Multimedia Titles (Continued) Interactivity can be enacted via: mouse clicks mouse roll over voice activation keyboard touch screens
Interactive Multimedia Titles (Continued) In this example, the user can continue on with this presentation or click on either the Component A link or Component B link and go in that alternate direction.
Interactive Multimedia Titles (Continued) Continuing on with the original presentation without selecting a link, users will see this slide. OR If users click on the Component A link, this will be the next slide. OR If users click on the Component B link, this is the next slide. These images are used as links to a video clip.
Interactive Multimedia Titles (Continued) As users continue with the presentation, additional links can be encountered which offer more choices and information. This example provides links to two Word documents that support the lesson. User will click on the Word icon to view this information.
Review Designing and Development of Multimedia Titles Basic Design Guidelines Design Elements of Multimedia Title Management of Multimedia Title Interactive Multimedia Titles
Review (Continued) Management Multimedia Titles Plan Multimedia Titles Develop the theme. State the goals, objectives, and purpose. Identify the target audience. Prepare Multimedia Titles Decide on the treatment. Determine the specific elements to be used, where to place, and possible playback system(s) needed. Storyboard project including all navigation links. Create reference page and use proper format. Review the finished project for any copyright infringements. Test multimedia title Practice presenting multimedia titles Present Multimedia Titles
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