Developing Ideas for a Video Game

So you want to make a video game? Or you might just be reading this post for fun. Whatever the reason, you will probably learn a thing or two on developing your idea into a fully fledged game. Of course there are more than 100 different things that go into a game. However this post will focus more on the process of developing the games premise rather than coding, marketing, development roles, ect.

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What is the Design Thinking Process?

What it it?/ How it Works?

What is the Design thinking Process? Basically…it is a different way of thinking, many people have a tendency to look into style of a product rather than its practicality.  Instead, design thinking is making practicality the priority and style as a very last step.  A quote by Rikke Dam and Teo Siang states:

 “By understanding the human needs involved, by re-framing the problem in human-centric ways, by creating many ideas in brainstorming sessions, and by adopting a hands-on approach in prototyping and testing. “ 

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Why Adobe Creative Cloud is so great

Are you tired of having to pay for individual Adobe Programs because of how expensive each application is? Do you ever think, “I wish there was a way to get more out of my money by just spending a bit more money for something bigger and better?” Well I have a solution for you! Adobe Creative Cloud. Adobe Creative Cloud is an application which everyone in the Interactive Media Arts program whether Interactive or Media all have and all need to purchase in the beginning of the program in the first semester. This application has all of your graphic designer, video editing, web design and many other needs along with mobile applications.

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Animation in Movies

Who doesn’t love animated movies? I know I do. Animated movies were a big part of my childhood. My sister and I would sit around all day watching them. Being the younger sibling, I was usually forced to watch; The Little Mermaid and The Beauty and The Beast. I mean they are not great movies, but I wouldn’t say that I dislike them. That’s because after the 2nd time watching you had all the songs memorized.

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Human Computer Interaction : An Informative Field of Study

While launching the first-ever iPhone in 2007 Steve Jobs told us that, “Who wants a stylus? We are going to use the best pointing device in the world. We are born with it and we have 10 of them. We are going to use our fingers.” This is the best example one can give for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). An ever-evolving field of study, HCI is changing the way we interact with modern day computers at an escalating rate.
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What to expect from Digital Design in Interactive Media Arts.

One of the first courses you will take when you start the Interactive Media Arts (IMA) program will be Digital Design, and to many this is considered the “Adobe Creative Cloud Beginner” class. One of the first things you’ll learn is that the class will be the teaching you all the basics of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and After Effects. Thankfully, if you already have previous experience with some of the software, there are opportunities to take some projects further and expand your knowledge even more.

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The IMA (Interactive Media Arts) Program and Why I Love it.

The IMA program is a very comprehensive and fun course to take, I’ve been in the program for over half a year at this point and I’ve gone from knowing nothing about graphical and sound designing to video editing before I had even came here and from the courses here I’ve learned so much about them and I still continue to learn more and find new tricks to help me work on and do my assignments.

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