Multimedia Industry – Class 7

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Today’s Class

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Assessment Work

Today’s class will be used for assessment work.

Assessment 1

If you had trouble getting responses from businesses please do a refined Google search including your questions with the terms print industry (or similar: Print sector, print employment, print employee, etc). Look for articles and posts about  the print industry and the employment opportunites.

Next formulate your answers to your questions based on your findings. Always state your source of information.

Assessment 2

First look up the definition for the term in question. Fill in the textbook definition, write down the source (book title, author, publisher and year or URL/web address of web page and next write your own definition. There are 47 terms to look up in total. You will need 30 correct answers for a COM.

A tipp: If you cannot find the correct term, do a Google search and include words like:

  • printing terms
  • printing terminology
  • printing industry
  • printing vocabulary

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Multimedia Industry – Class 6

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Today’s Class

  • Assessment 1
  • Assessment 2
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Assessment 1

You will need to complete your questionnaire in today’s class. Have a minimum of 10 questions listed.

The assessment is due next week, so if you could contact businesses asap, either over the phone, in person or by email. If you have any difficulties please speak to me.

Please send more than one e-mail out. You cannot expect everyone to reply to your email.

Your Email:

Make sure to use a professional email address. I would prefer if you would use your Kangan student e-mail, but if you use a Gmail or Hotmail account please ensure that it just has your name in the email address and not the name of your favourite song.

Below is an example of the text you may use in your email:

To Whom It May Concern,

I am currently studying a Cert IV in PGA (Print and Graphic Arts) at Kangan Institute.

I need to research employment opportunities in your industry and was hoping that you could help me with your expertise. Would you be so kind to answer the questions below? There is also an attached document with the questions.

Kind regards,

Name: First and Surname

Email: your email address

Phone: your phone contact number (in case that they have a question)

Report:

You will need to write a report (Task 4). Make sure to write what your findings are, what you learnt from the responses and if there is anything that surprised you. You can make some comparisons between responses and businesses.

Assessment 2

Assessment 2 Multimedia Industry is called a research diary. You need to research and answer all the questions on 8 pages. You will need to supply your own definition, a researched definition, an image and a video. All found material needs to be referenced. See attachment.

Note: Sometimes a video might not help in understanding the term (eg Adobe DreamWeaver). In that case you can write n/a.

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Multimedia Industry – Class 5

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Today’s Class

Assessment

We will use today’s class for you to work on the assessment. I will walk around and look at your progress. We can discuss strategies on how to speak to potential employers on the phone.

Below is a listing of the tasks (as per last week):

Task 1:

Look into the yellow pages and collect details for 20 businesses:

  • List 10 businesses with a print or graphic design background
  • List 10 businesses with a digital media focus. Web, adverts, film and media

Make sure to have business name, type of business, contact details incl email and web address.

Task 2:

Develop a short questionnaire. Have a minimum of 10 questions. Your questions should be able to be answered on the phone or by e-mail.

The aim of your questionnaire is to

  • establish the chances for a Cert IV PGA Graduate and Diploma of PGA Graduate of finding employment and
  • find out what businesses in target industries are looking for in employees.

You can use the questions below to get you started.

  • What skill set are you looking for in an employee (eg Graphic Designer, Print operator…)
  • What soft skills are you looking for in a new employee?
  • In your expert opinion is your industry growing? Please describe (the sectors)!
  • I am [state your age] [gender] [currently studying a Cert IV in PGA at Kangan Institute]. Would I be able to find employment with you?
  • What advice do you have for me?

Task 3:

Interview 2 businesses (one from each group). You need to collect a contact person’s name and their job title. Aim for the highest up in a business. Write all the answers down. It might be a good idea to e-mail them the questionnaire, so that they read it as you ask them.

Make sure to check the spelling of names. Some people may get insulted if you misspell names.

Task 4:

Write a report with your opinion of your findings.

Details:

Hand everything in as a Word document. Include your full name and Student ID. Submit the final product on MyKangan.

Due Dates:

Task 1 + 2: 26/8//13 – We will work on it in class.

Tasks 3 + 4: 9/9/13

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Create User Interfaces- Class 2

Inspired by photos by emlyn and clarita from morgueFile.com

Inspired by photos by emlyn and clarita from morgueFile.com

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Assignment 1 GUI Workshop

1,000 – 1,300 words

Due: 7th of June 2013 – 7/6/13

Format: Interactive PDF, PowerPoint Show or Word Document

1- Define a GUI – write what it is, what the purpose is, what graphic interactive components can be part of it, draw a diagram explaining the different components or aspects (in the style of a mindmap/flowchart). This is about your informed understanding of a GUI, after conducting some research, but it is not about definitions found in a book or online.

Mixed Textures based on photos from morgueFile

Mixed Textures based on photos from morgueFile

2 – Discover tactile qualities in textures – discover 10-20 different textures that can be found in the home. Describe the material, how it feels to the touch, what sounds it makes, how it behaves when used appropriately and when used inappropriately. How does it react to pressure (pressing), rubbing and pulling? A paragraph per texture is the minimum.

3 – Collect the Good – Collect several images of 5+ GUIs that you enjoy using and or like the look and feel of. Write an overall description of the aspects that appeal to you. You do not need to write one for each, but one overall discussing the overall aspects that you like.

4 – Collect the Bad and the Ugly – Collect several images of 5+ GUI that you dislike, that either annoy you or that are not enjoyable to use. You may include interfaces that you find visually uninteresting or poorly designed. Describe the negative aspects.

5 – Conclusion – draw a conclusion of your research. Describe what inspired you and what influences you will incorporate in your future designs. Describe some of the ideas that you have had for GUI elements.

Carpet Textures based on photos from morgueFile

Carpet Textures based on photos from morgueFile