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33 Cards in this Set

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Authoring program that uses a movie
metaphor with the user as the "director" of the movie. It has
a scripting language called Lingo which has made it a
popular choice for creating CD-ROMs and standalone kiosks
and web content. It supports both 2D and 3D multimedia
Adobe Director
An animation program for developing 2-D
animations delivered on the Web.
Adobe Flash
Distribution achieved by arranging
non-identical elements on both sides of an imaginary center
line on the screen.
Asymmetrical balance
Programs used to create multimedia
presentations, such as simulations and tutorials; most have
some point-and-click features, but may require some
knowledge of programming language concepts; i.e.,
Microsoft Visual Basic, Macromedia Director
Authoring programs
Is the distribution of optical weight in the layout.
An effect applied to text that makes it appear on
a slide in increments of one letter, word or section at a time;
keeps the audience’s attention and does not allow the
audience to read or see past what the speaker is explaining.
Build Effect
Copyright ensures that the author’s rights of
images and sounds used in multimedia products are
protected and acknowledged. Copyrighted material cannot
be used without the owner’s permission.
Copyright Law
Fair use allows others to use copyright material
without infringing on the rights of the owner. Beware that
these are only guidelines and do not protect the user from
Fair Use
-hot spots” or “jumps” to locate another file or
page; represented by a graphic or colored and underlined
Is the ability of the user to interact with an
Is the design that users encounter as they
navigate from one screen to another; provides consistency
throughout a title.
Interscreen Unity
Is how the various elements relate to one
another on the same screen.
Intrascreen Unity
Author of the presentation controls the
flow of information in the application.
Linear presentations
Are a list of options (text or images) that link to other
parts of the presentation.
Different types of media including text, video,
sound, graphics and animations
A computer based, interactive
experience that incorporates text, graphics, sound, video,
and virtual reality.
Multimedia presentations
Allow the user to interact with a
multimedia presentation. Allow the end user to navigate
between slides, additional elements (i.e. Word and Excel
documents), audio, video clips, and other interactive parts of
the presentation.
Navigation Buttons
A design that has elements arranged on the
screen without regard to the optical weight of elements.
No balance
Allows the user to interact with a
presentation and control how the information will be viewed;
allows the user to be active rather than passive during the
delivery of the information.
Nonlinear presentation
A point slightly above and to the center of the
mathematical center of the screen.
Optical center
The ability of an element such as a graphic,
text, headline, or subheading to attract the user’s eye.
Optical weight
Are programs that allow users to run multimedia
applications on their computers.
Languages used to create
applications and, in multimedia, to produce sophisticated
features such as creating animations and searching
Programming languages
Function performed as the mouse pointer rolls over
and points to an object.
Is program code for a specific task such as a rollover.
Programming languages used to
create scripts.
Scripting Languages
Programming languages used to
create scripts.
Scripting Languages
scheme — takes the user through a
controlled, linear process.
Sequential navigational
Program that allows an Internet user to play
applications created with Macromedia Director.
The visual effect of a slide as it moves on
and off the screen during a slide show
Slide transition
Distribution achieved by arranging
elements as horizontal or vertical mirrored images on both
sides of an imaginary center line of a screen
Symmetrical balance
A multimedia authoring software program.
How a presentation will be offered to the user; that
is, the look and feel of the presentation.