What does the term 'multimedia' refer to?
refers to all types of media that are available to people through all the different mediums available. These include audio, video, animation, still imagery, text and interactivity. From PowerPoint presentations, to Webdesign, its all multimedia.
Two different categories that are applicable to the world of multimedia are Linear and NonLinear. The main difference is that Linear multimedia does not feature any sort of navigational abilities. In a linear structure the presentation a in chronological order. The linear multimedia will go from the start all the way through to the finish without variation. Non-linear media is the opposite; it doesn't follow that one-way structure and instead allows free movement around all aspects of the multimedia in any order.
Multimedia Design: Navigation Maps and StoryboardsLearning Objectives
Upon completing this module, you will be able to
- identify the concept of linear and nonlinear presentation
- create a presentation in nonlinear fashion.
Linear and Nonlinear Presentations
Traditionally, our experience with slide show presentations is linear. In other words, the only way to get to the middle of a presentation is to go through each slide before -- to follow a straight line. Nonlinear, however, is very different. It allows you to navigate through the whole presentation.
Why choose a Nonlinear slideshow presentation?
Although linear presentations can be very useful to transmit a fixed message, they do have some limitations. For example, the whole message must be presented even if someone already knows most of it. In some cases, it is nice to allow a person to choose only those parts of the message that are of interest.
Nonlinear presentations, however, like a web site, can present you with slides that have many links to explore, and you decide which links you want to explore first. In other words, you can be more interactive with a nonlinear slideshow than you can be with a linear one.Let me show you how :)
Please Login to your Google Drive, and select the slideshow you just completed in class. It is a linear presentation. Lets MAKE A COPY of it, and rename it NonLinear presentation.
Open the copied file, and I will show you how to convert it into a nonlinear one!