Wednesday, November 10, 2010


using your individual schematics from visual language class as a base, design and produce a non-linear, viewer-controlled narrative so kcai freshmen have a solid understanding of the communications process. you should take full advantage of the screen-based interactive medium to clarify, augment, annotate, and provide examples of the communications process.

see the following links for interactive info graphics.
news graphics on
a nice piece on the 2010 fifa world cup
where americans are moving on


  • documented user feedback from two freshmen at the semi-final stage, so you have time to revise before final critique.
  • provide two examples of how the communications process works.
  • 1024x768 flash file.

  • how can you best take avantage of this medium to inform a viewer/listener/reader in ways that other media (posters, books, print in general) can not?
  • what form might examples take?
  • how do you integrate new layers of information without overwhelming the user?

project objectives for grading
  • apply knowledge of narrative, its manipulation, and application across media in non-linear form
    (how well do you construct an interesting experience?)
  • apply the communicative potential of the various temporal elements (duration, motion, and transition) and communication channels (image, text, voice, music, sound effects) to classroom projects
    (are the channels you’re using giving different types of useful info?)
  • apply deeper technical understanding of flash, photoshop, illustrator, and video / sound software and apply to the production of classroom projects
    (does the project function properly?)
wednesday dec 1
a digital file should be dropped in my cas dropbox and three screen shots with learning statement posted to your blog. filename “lastname_NA_project8.swf”

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