COM 346 Writing for Interactive Media
Course Description | Syllabus | Assignments
This course will explore practice and theory in three fields of writing for interactive media: copywriting, e-journalism, and experimental “net narrative” writing. Building on knowledge of narrative traditions, including linear and nonlinear narrative structures, students will explore possibilities for representing multiple voices and points of view; investigate uses of multimedia in interactive environments; research usability principles in information design; and learn about special considerations for developing text for Internet and CD-ROM, considering specific audiences and purposes. Students will demonstrate their knowledge by researching and applying theories in the analysis of actual web sites, and by developing their own web sites (text, site maps, and information design). They will not be required to learn web technologies or create actual web sites, though students who do have knowledge of those technologies may apply them in projects. This is a writing-intensive course.