Synopses & Reviews
Designers today are increasingly called upon to create materials in a wide variety of media, or materials that can be delivered via multiple media, not simply for print or for Web alone. In Creative Suite 5, Adobe has addressed that need by making InDesign a powerful cross-media design tool, so designers can use the main tools that they're familiar with to create documents that not only look beautiful in print, but also provide all the interactivity customers expect when viewed online.
In this 4-hour video (and accompanying reference book), the equivalent of a half-day seminar, print designers learn how to setup an engaging and interactive user experience in a non-coding environment. Further, designers will learn how to prepare an InDesign document to use rich media elements (Flash movies, video, graphics) and set up interactivity using InDesign's buttons, hyperlinks, multistate objects, and animation, and movie panels. Among other things, the techniques taught in the class empower designers to take control and develop interactive documents, which will include animation, video, and user-triggered events. The finished product will include global navigation, sequenced animations of pages, video, and imported animations.
About the Author
Chris Converse is an award-winning designer, whose expertise is a perfect balance between traditional and interactive media, including print, interactive, DVD and CD-ROM production, animation, corporate identity, branding and photography. His company Codify Design has worked with high profile clients including Adobe Systems, AOL, Comcast, Campbells, Pepperidge Farm, Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, and many more. In addition to hands-on experience, Chris has taught new media courses and has created and presented content as a guest speaker at a number of industry events including Adobe Max. Chris holds a BFA in Graphic Design from The Rochester Institute of Technology.