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In an age where digital technology makes just about anything possible, Interactive Design for New Media and the Web demonstrates how to realize that promise through the creation of outstanding interactive programs. This hands-on, practical book examines the ever-expanding capabilities of all forms of digital presentation for increasing interactivity, and the design principles and interface guidelines needed to...
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Interactive Design for New Media and the Web

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Overview

In an age where digital technology makes just about anything possible, Interactive Design for New Media and the Web demonstrates how to realize that promise through the creation of outstanding interactive programs. This hands-on, practical book examines the ever-expanding capabilities of all forms of digital presentation for increasing interactivity, and the design principles and interface guidelines needed to deliver the required message or story with this technology.


Interactive Design for New Media and the Web covers the technology as well as the tools and practices of interactive design, including the creation of site maps and flow charts, and the writing of design documents. It examines the latest interactive features of DVD, as well as the newest techniques and technologies for other forms of digital presentation. New design templates, 3D graphics and animation, polling and use of cookies, distance learning, html, and intranet learning games are among the topics covered in this book. Examples and case studies demonstrate the broad range of applications from websites to CD-ROM games to successful web commerce sites, including the capacity for user participation in e-commerce.

The companion Website shows numerous examples discussed in the text of all types of programs and their applications.


Audience: Professional and amateur designers of multimedia programs and web sites for entertainment, training, sales, education, etc.; Students of multimedia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136134050
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/7/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Nick Iuppa is one of the premier designers of interactive media. His works include highly successful and award-winning games, instructional material, point-of-sale systems and entertainment productions. He has worked for world-renowned entertainment companies like Walt Disney Productions and Paramount Pictures, and Silicon Valley Giants like Hewlett Packard and Apple Computer. Currently, he is Vice President and Creative Director for Paramount Digital Entertainment.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Background 1
1 Interactivity? 3
2 A Short History of Interactivity 9
3 The Internet 21
4 Distance Learning 29
5 Interactive Games 35
6 Interactive Experiences 43
Pt. II Creating Interactive Products 49
7 The Process 51
8 Interactive Design 59
9 Human Interface Design 67
10 Flowcharts and Site Maps 77
11 Prototyping 89
12 The Technology of the Web 105
Pt. III Interactive Instruction 117
13 Basic Structure 119
14 Exercise Design 129
15 Compendium of Distance Learning Exercises 149
16 Test Construction and Evaluation 159
Pt. IV Interactive Entertainment 169
17 Basic Structure 171
18 The Adventure! 177
19 Comics on the Internet 193
20 Game Shows 199
Pt. V Information, e-Commerce Systems, and Beyond 207
21 Corporate and Informational Web Sites 209
22 e-Commerce Systems 223
23 Where Is It All Going? 237
Index 243
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