Students research and analyse an existing online documentary project that engages with their own research, interests or professional concerns. Students will critically reflect on the selected project, discussing issues such as the context, platform choice, interface design, structure and navigation, user experience, social media integration, innovation or other relevant issues.
You should include a short general synopsis/background context:
- what is it?
- who produced it?
- what is its purpose?
- If it falls within a particular genre e.g. serious game, data visualisation, transmedia, VR, AR, etc. - let us know
You also need to reflect and comment on issues such as:
- Platform choice
- The interface design
- The project structure/ architecture
- This flows into a sense of the overall user experience – including a description of the kind of experience being crafted for an audience
how usable is the work, how easy or intuitive is it to find, get to or navigate content?
How smooth and intuitive are the interactions or is it complex or confusing to use?
- Does it utilise social media in interesting ways? How is social media integrated in the project?
- Is it quite innovative in some way that you’d like to bring attention to?
- What is the project about?
- Who created the project, where and when? (potentially why?)
- Context - what does the reader need to know to understand your project?
Platform and audience
- Platform (both devices and software) - implications of these choices
- How does those affect content?
- Scale and size
Structure and Navigation
- Persistent navigation (is it consistent on every page?)
- Sticky navigation
- User Experience (overall experience crafted due to these design choices)
- Social Media Integration (if relevant)
- Innovation or other relevant issues (if any)
- Intersperse your 3-5 annotated screen grabs/shots to help exemplify/illustrate your analysis
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