From Laurie Anderson's Puppet Motel to David McCauley's The Way Things Work to cutting-edge electronic magazines like HotWired and UnZip, this volume showcases 36 ground-breaking projects selected by an international panel of designers, journalists, and scholars -- setting the standard for inter-active design in the years to come. Hundreds of images from CD-ROMs, Web sites, and computer games orient readers to the brave new world of digital design and its technical and aesthetic challenges. This visually stunning, thought-provoking survey will fascinate design professionals and anyone who wants to keep up with the latest in multimedia.
Multimedia Graphics, the first volume of its kind, showcases hundreds of full-color screen images - the best designs from the fast-paced world of interactive media - and explores the issues involved in designing for increasingly nontraditional venues.Selected by a panel of top International designers, journalists, and scholars, thirty-six of the most imaginative and elegantly executed CD-ROMS, Web sites, and computer games were chosen from an enormous body of recent work as the world's best in six categories: Art and Culture, Education, Family, Magazines, Promotional, and Reference. Captions for each entry discuss the methods and tools used to create these ingenious examples of screen interfaces. A preface by renowned designer Neville Brody places interactive media within a historical perspective, and three introductory essays orient readers to the brave new world of hypertext, on-line design, and the nuts and bolts of CD-ROM development.