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COMP324A Interactive Multimedia Systems

20 Points

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.

Pre Requisite Papers
COMP224 Computer Graphic Design or
CGRD224 Computer Graphic Design or
CGRD242 Computer Graphic Design 2

Lecturers and Tutors

A Semester


Moodle Link

The class consists of one 2-hour lecture and two 1-hour lectures a week, private reading time and two assignments.

See the online timetable for scheduled times.

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.

Compulsory Components
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.

Recommended Reading
Designing for Interaction: Creating Innovative Applications and Devices (2nd Edition)
by Dan Saffer
ISBN: 978-0-321-64339-1.

Computing Resources
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.

Means of Assessment
Assessment as a percentage of the final grade:

Individual project:30%
Group project:40%
Final exam:30%
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.

Assessment Ratio
Internal assessment/final examination ratio 2:1

Assessment Components
An overall mark of 50% is required for a pass, with a minimum of 35% in the final exam.

Assessment Deadlines
See the course Moodle page.

Attendance Policy
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.

Academic Integrity
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Performance Impairment
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Student Concerns and Complaints
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Application for Extension
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Review of Grade
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University Regulations
Your attention is drawn to the following regulations and policies, which are published in the University Calendar:

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