A Multimedia Interaction Space [chapter]

Frank Vetere, Steve Howard, Ying Leung
1997 Human-Computer Interaction INTERACT '97  
Multimedia is often described simply as a combination of media. The list of possible media usually includes text, graphics, images, sound, animation, video and others. What constitutes media however is not well understood, and so the list becomes somewhat arbitrary. There is a need for a more comprehensive model cf multimedia. This paper suggests 'a Multimedia Interaction Space': a three dimensional space based on the notion cf media as language with a particular grammar. It distinguishes
more » ... n 'base media' associated with particular sensory channels and 'composite media'. Composite media are composed of more than one base medium. The Multimedia Interaction Space provides a framework to represent multimedia interactions from an HCI perspective. "Our languages are our media. Our media are our metaphors. Our metaphors create the content of our culture" (Postman 1985).
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35175-9_37 fatcat:kdykuqua2nd2booeeen375hm6y