This paper introduces interactive multimedia systems, covering topics such as design, development and evaluation of multimedia applications. Students will acquire a theoretical and practical understanding of interactive multimedia systems and will be able to design, develop and evaluate such systems.
COMP224 Computer Graphic Design or
CGRD224 Computer Graphic Design or
CGRD242 Computer Graphic Design 2
The class consists of one 2-hour lecture and two 1-hour lectures a week, private reading time and two assignments.
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In addition to teaching, the Thursday lecture slot will sometimes be used for assignment feedback and student presentations. You will be notified in class of these events as they approach.
The main emphasis of this course is on practical work. Lectures, for the main part, are used to teach the concepts and ideas behind a wider range of multimedia software than that used in the assignments; however, they will also be used, where necessary, to provide technical assistance specific to the two practical assignments.
The first practical is an individual project, and the second practical is a group project. Groups will be assigned by the course coordinator.
Designing for Interaction: Creating Innovative Applications and Devices (2nd Edition)
by Dan Saffer
For this course, students have access to Lab R2. This lab is equipped with Windows computers running all the software necessary for this course. Printing, email and web traffic will be charged for through the university central billing system.
The Laboratory is available to enrolled students Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. You will need an access swipe card to enter the lab outside these working hours.
Assessment as a percentage of the final grade:
The practical programme must be completed to the satisfaction of the course coordinator. You must hand in your assignment by the due date. If you have not completed it, hand in what you have done so far. Individual extensions will not be given except for a medical certificate specifically referring to that item of assessment, documented by a medical certificate or counsellor's letter. In the unlikely event that technical problems arise which the instructor considers merits an extension, the due date for the assignment will be extended for the entire class.
Internal assessment/final examination ratio 2:1
An overall mark of 50% is required for a pass, with a minimum of 35% in the final exam.
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Class attendance is expected. The course notes provided are not comprehensive, and additional material will be covered in class. You are responsible for all material covered in class.
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