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1st Edition

The Language of New Media Design
Theory and Practice

ISBN 9780415372626
Published October 9, 2008 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

The Language of New Media Design is an innovative new textbook presenting methods on the design and analysis of a variety of non-linear texts, from websites to CD-Roms. Integrating theory and practice, the book explores a range of models for analyzing and constructing multimedia products. For each model the authors outline the theoretical background and demonstrate usage from students' coursework, commonly available websites and other multimedia products.  Assuming no prior knowledge, the book adopts an accessible approach to the subject which has been trialled and tested on MA students at the London College of Communication. Written by experienced authors, this textbook will be an invaluable resource for students and teachers of new media design, information technology, linguistics and semiotics.

Table of Contents

Preface.  Acknowledgements  1. Introduction  2. Simple Non-Linear Models  3. Complex Non-Linear Models  4. The Second Translation  5. Generic Structure  6. Case Studies  7. Afterword

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Radan Martinec (London College of Communication, UK) (Author) ,  Theo van Leeuwen (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia) (Author)