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SCAMMPER

Last week we learnt how to apply SAMMPER to our projects to help us find new and different in which we can improve apon our existing ideas. Since our last lesson I have been thinking about what I wanted to create using Flash for my project. I have decided to create a CD-ROM portfolio.

Here is what ideas I have come up with using SCAMMPER:

  • Substitute – I am substituting a classic portfolio to a digital portfolio (from paper to CD).
  • Combine – I wil combine my CD-ROM with outer packaging that gives the user a taster of what the CD-ROM will be like.
  • Adapt – Online I have seen walk through galleries that use Flash. I wish to adapt this feature into my portfolio.
  • Magnify – I want my gallery to be the strongest part of the CD-ROM. I will be making sure that those who use my CD-ROM can easily navigate through the gallery.
  • Modify – I don’t want this to be like a standard CD-ROM that people get and ignore. To grab peoples attention I will try to midify the standard menu and create a more interactive one.
  • Put to other uses – Another use of the CD-ROM is to take parts of the CD-ROM to help create a website to go with it.
  • Eliminate or minify – I could use a mini CD for my CD-ROM however, they can only hold upto 210 MB of data. I will have to consider this in my production process.
  • Rearrange – I could change to order of the way in which a person views the CD-ROM. Instead of inserting the CD-ROM and coming to the menu first. The CD-ROM could auto load to the gallery and then come to the menu after.
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Interactivity!

Over the past week I have tried to get into contact with media professionals who specialise in using Flash. I e-mailed many people but had no responses. My next move was to ring Umar who I worked with during my work placement. Umar told me that flash websites can look very impressive and creative, however many people are discouraged by the thought of using Flash. He told me that the clients that he has worked with prefer to have simple and more conventional website. On the other hand, Flash is very effective when producing interactive parts of a website. Umar has used Flash as part of a website to allow audiences to change the appearance of a car. This is an one way in which Flash is used frequently on the web.

Mandy’s Introduction

Hello Everyone! I’m a web and new media specialist, for this module I was hoping to build upon my Flash skills which I have gained in my previous modules. The modules that I took in year 2 touched on flash games and creating a CD-ROM in flash, in this module I was hoping to do something different.

I have been browsing through some websites to try and find out exactly what I wanted to create using Flash. Here are some websites I have looked at:

http://www.petefreitag.com/item/667.cfm

http://thefwa.com/

http://www.layersmagazine.com/category/tutorials/flash

http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Harrison/Flash/

I was thinking of either creating flash for the web or flash animation. Both of these areas would be challenging but manageable. My next step would be to choose one of these two areas and a project to go with it. I will also be looking out for a professional who works with flsh to see what advances there are and where it is going. This should help me in choosing an area of work.

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