Supporting multimedia designers: Towards more effective design tools

Brian P. Bailey, Joseph A. Konstan, John V. Carlis

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Abstract

Current multimedia tools have fallen short of meeting the unique needs of a multimedia designer, presumably due to a misunderstanding of what those unique needs actually are. To better understand a designer's needs and practices, we interviewed (12) and surveyed (13) professional multimedia designers. From this study, we report on the process of multimedia design, design artifacts produced in that process, and tools used to produce those design artifacts. An important finding of our study is that a multimedia designer struggles to explore and communicate behavioral design ideas early in the design process. To address that need, we have developed an interactive multimedia storyboard tool called DEMAIS, which operationalizes a designer's ink strokes and textual annotations, producing a working example early in the design process. Using a working example, a designer can directly experience a behavioral design idea, facilitating the rapid exploration and effective communication of that behavioral idea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultimedia Modeling
Subtitle of host publicationModeling Multimedia Information and Systems, MMM 2001
EditorsLloyd Rutledge, Dick C.A. Bulterman
PublisherCentrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI)
Pages267-286
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9061965098, 9789061965091
StatePublished - Nov 2001
Event8th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling 2001, MMM 2001 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Nov 5 2001Nov 7 2001

Publication series

NameMultimedia Modeling: Modeling Multimedia Information and Systems, MMM 2001

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling 2001, MMM 2001
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period11/5/0111/7/01

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