Class Outline


Administration

Interactivity

Demonstrations

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Administration


Judy the Robot, tomorrow, 7pm

Vanessa and internships, today in TSH lounge - 7th floor

Web topic paper

When will you get it back?

Remember to keep it

Homework

Up today, not recording until Thursday, finish by next Sunday at midnight

Click Here

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Special Project


I want you!

If you have design skills

If you are willing to do extra work for participation

Topic Maps

Maps for each of the major topics

Each done an 11 by 17 sheet

To be published for review

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Interactivity


Questions

Why is interactivity important?

What do we think interactivity is?

What are paradigms of interactivity?

Why is it important?

Definition of multimedia

Multiple media combined in interactive whole

Interactivity is how we combine media

Interactivity is how we make digital media

Interactivity is how we control media

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What do we think interactivity is?


Responsiveness

Acting on another

Appropriate response

Quick response

Interesting response

What are paradigms of interactivity

Human dialogue

Computer as person/servant

Computer as respondent (someone you can talk to.)

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Face to Face


Appropriate Response

Fast and Relevant

Interruptability

You can interrupt the other

Impression of an Infinite Knowledge Base

Lots of responses

Look-ahead

Capable of anticipating you

No-default

Not predictable - Interesting

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Two models for the computer


Servant - Command Line

We ask it to do things

It responds

Or we get an Error message

DOS or Unix Shell

Verb (or Command) Noun

Direct Manipulation - GUI

We manipulate representations on screen

Direct handling of objects

Objects represented on screen by icons, handles and avatars

Graphical User Interface

Noun (icon of object) Command (menu)

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Examples of Interactivity


Interplay of media

Combination of media on screen

Media controls

Links in Web Page

Quick response

How to gage speed?

URL Analyzer
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Created by Geoffrey Rockwell, October, 2003