Informational Multimedia and Web Architecture



Chapter Overview

Multimedia programs and web sites have a wide variety of possible structures and navigation. Rarely do these approaches exist in a pure form. Most projects have some combination. A key question the writer must ask when developing a piece is which approach will best achieve the communication goals. As discussed in Chapter 3, information architecture is often planned with flowcharts and wireframes. Every possible interactive architecture is not listed here, merely those that are most commonly used by the writer and designer of nonnarrative, informational multimedia.

Linear Structure

Defined: Linear structure has no linking or interactivity. Linear structure can be compared to ...

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