Chapter 5: Realizing the design through appropriate media
This chapter looks at the various media available to designers and how to realize solutions using different kinds of formats, software and materials. It examines how the choice of media and materials has an impact on how the design is perceived within specific environments. We look at designing for multiple platforms, especially in the light of the recent rise of mobile phone and tablet applications, and how designers have used software such as Processing to display data visually.
Explanation of media
The choice of media for any project is an important one. It should be sympathetic to the subject matter and be part of the communication process. Media can be broken down into three basic ...