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SIT264 - Authoring of Interactive Media

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:SIT262, SIT363
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Elicia Lanham


SIT161 or SIT162 plus 2 SIT-coded units



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will have the opportunity to participate in Live Streamed Lectures (run at the same time as the campus lecture classes) or students will be able to access the recorded lecture presentations. Cloud based students will also have weekly online consultation sessions which will be run through collaborative online environments.


The design and development of interactive media systems involves; complex system analysis and design, the application of project management principles, and the integration of diverse content through interactive media authoring. This unit focuses on the authoring stage of this process. The authoring stage is a vital part of the development of interactive media systems and involves bringing together the multimedia assets and interaction processes. The authoring process is supported by a wide variety of tools, ranging from simple presentation systems such as Microsoft PowerPoint, to more complex authoring systems such as Adobe Director. This unit will discuss the merits application of these different authoring tools, as well as identifying and discussing the different authoring processes which can also be applied. On completing this unit, students will be able to: analysis existing authored solutions and suggest revised outcomes, author multimedia content for digital delivery, and apply scripting languages where appropriate to extend the basic functionality of authoring programs.


Skills portfolio 15%, design document and prototype 20%, group development project 25%, examination 40%.

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