Higher Education

Interactive Media Design and Development with Adobe CS6, 1st Edition

  • Sherry Bishop, BSBA, MEd North Arkansas College (Emerita)
  • Annesa Hartman Kaplan University
  • ISBN-10: 113369327X  |  ISBN-13: 9781133693277
  • 352 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.75
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About

Overview

INTERACTIVE MEDIA DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT WITH ADOBE CS6 excites today's generation of digital content creators with its hands-on approach to interactive media design, development, and process implementation. Completing an interactive media project from start to finish, students follow a one-person workflow to create rich digital content using the latest principles and processes. Chapter readings support the effort with coverage on text, visuals, animation, audio, and video. Expanded learning opportunities throughout include "How We Did It" examples, "It's Your Turn" problems, and "More to Explore" feature sections. INTERACTIVE MEDIA DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT WITH ADOBE CS6 is an ideal book for students familiar with Adobe content creation tools and programs (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, Audition, and Premiere) and who are ready to master the complete interactive project.

Features and Benefits

  • Inclusive Approach: While focusing on tools and processes from Adobe Creative Suite 6, the book also discusses lower-cost tools and open source software alternatives wherever appropriate to give students a complete perspective of possible design options.
  • Timeless Practices: A solid overview of interface design principles, as well as usability, accessibility, and copyright considerations presents processes and concepts that remain effective as software and applications continue to evolve.
  • Enlightening Features: "How We Did It" examples, "It's Your Turn" exercises, and "More to Explore" suggestions deliver media basics in text, visuals, animation, audio, and video while adding depth to chapter readings.
  • One-Person Workflow: The book's comprehensive guidelines for planning, designing, and managing an interactive media project help students create an actual project from start to finish, developing all components from scratch. This real-world experience develops hands-on, repeatable skills while demonstrating the thought processes involved in any successful, complex project.
  • Useful Strategies: Once students design an original interactive media project, applying the book's testing and marketing strategies helps them determine its potential viability in the real world.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Interactive Media Design and Development.
2. Managing and Planning a Project.
3. Understanding Design and Development Considerations.
4. Building the Framework.
5. Working with Text.
6. Incorporating Visuals.
7. Adding Animation.
8. Using Audio.
9. Integrating Video.
10. Fine-Tuning and Completing the Project.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"This book has the hands-on approach that anyone learning to develop complete interactive media projects needs. It takes you all the way from the planning to the finished product with detailed, step-by-step instructions. I wish this book had been available when I was trying to learn this stuff!"

— James Bennett, IADT Online

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133815340 | ISBN-13: 9781133815341)

CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. This CourseMate will provide you with information on all of the new features and tools of Adobe CS software, as well as state-of-the-art instructional videos provided by Total Training that are assignable and tightly integrated to each chapter. Total Training, Inc. is a pioneer in innovative online and DVD-based training for leading creative design, digital video, and office productivity software programs.

List Price = $80.00  | CengageBrain Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.00

Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133815340 | ISBN-13: 9781133815341)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, and take practice quizzes--online with CourseMate. This CourseMate will provide you with information on all of the new features and tools of Adobe CS software,, as well as state-of-the-art instructional videos provided by Total Training that are assignable and tightly integrated to each chapter. Total Training, Inc. is a pioneer in innovative online and DVD-based training for leading creative design, digital video, and office productivity software programs.

List Price = $80.00  | CengageBrain Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Sherry Bishop, BSBA, MEd

Sherry Bishop is Instructor Emerita of Digital Media at North Arkansas College, where she received three endowed chairs in technology and an Outstanding Instructor award. An expert in interactive media, she authored and co-authored more than twenty books, and frequently presents at conferences and workshops around the country. The Text and Academic Authors Association awarded her book, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 Revealed, the Textbook Excellence Award for College Computer Science/Engineering in 2011. Ms. Bishop has earned Adobe Certified Associate credentials in both Web and Visual Communication.

Annesa Hartman

Annesa Hartman is a lead content developer for Kaplan University, where she manages a team of instructional designers in developing engaging online learning experiences for Kaplan faculty. A freelance graphic designer, she also has taught computer graphic courses for more than 16 years. She is the author of four other Cengage titles, including INTERACTIVE MEDIA DESIGN and DEVELOPMENT WITH ADOBE CS6. She holds a Masters in Teaching with Internet Technologies, focusing her attention on instructional design for online technologies, and web and graphic design concepts and programs. When she is not playing with pixels, she is directing, choreographing, or performing in local musical theater, teaching yoga, or working in her garden.