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1. Planning Multimedia Projects

Learning Objectives

You will be able...

  • list the content of the four phases "issue analysis", "concept", "realisation" and "evaluation and marketing".
  • plan a web application chronologically with all its needed steps.


Multimedia applications are mostly designed for a particular reason. This might be to sell or promote products or services, to convey information, to entertain the user, or to teach and educate.

Developing multimedia applications is similar to the construction of buildings. The appearance and the functions of a house are different depending on the sense of the house-owner. Similarly, a multimedia application varies depending on its developer. Some prefer to concentrate on the design of the application and others prefer to concentrate on its functionality.

This lesson will show you the processes which have to be fulfilled from the beginning of the project until the end, independent of the application content. The four phases are:

  • Issue Analysis
  • Concept
  • Realisation
  • Evaluation and Marketing

Since the issue of this module is Multimedia Cartography, we concentrate on multimedia applications with cartographic background. But most parts of the conception can be transferred to the development of any other application.

For each phase of the project we provide either questions that have to be posed and their answers, checklists whose items have to be fulfilled or examples which clarify the theory.

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