Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Week 13 - Visual Technique

The screen captures above represent works from news organizations. These works are considered multimedia packages, in which teams of journalists compile a series of theme-related stories for the story package. The design used in presenting the information use several of Dondis's visual techniques. The top image shows a New York Times audio slideshow about the plight of the people in Columbia. The design of the slideshow player is understatement. The designer/programmer used great restraint in deciding how to present the information. The second image is of a story package by the Sydney Morning Herald. The design is a good example of sequentiality. Each chapter or separate components of the story package are set up in a way that suggest that they are to be watch in a sequence. The user, however, can choose which sequence to watch them in.