2020 Multimedia and Representation Techniques

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Murota Masao 
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Course description and aims

This course deals with several digital media such as text, voice, image, and video, and those processing techniques and expressions technique. Students will learn through lectures and practical training how to organize digital contents to make them "easy to read, easy to see, and to be compelling content".

In these days the opportunity to make presentation using digital media has been growing explosively. Therefore it is very important to understand the characteristics of digital media and to know how to use and organize them.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) have knowledge and skills how to use and organize multimedia such as text, voice, image, and video effectively.
2) create contents which can transmit the information to the people effectively.


Multimedia, Media Processing Technology, Interface Design, Content Production

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Each class includes lectures and practices.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Students are required to evaluate document design.
Class 2 Fonts and Typography Students are required to use fonts appropriately.
Class 3 Sentences and Itemization Students are required to design documentation materials.
Class 4 Document Design Exercises Students have mutual evaluation and revise their work.
Class 5 Diagrams, Graphs, and Tables Students can use multimedia representation technique to design their contents.
Class 6 Layout and Color Schemes Students are required to design presentation contents.
Class 7 Presentation Design Exercises Students have mutual evaluation and make summary of this course.


・Yuma Takahashi et al (2016), Basic design Rule, Gijutsuhyoronsha (in Japanese)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

・Shinji Sakamoto (2015) "Introductory Classroom of Design" (in Japanese)
・Seiichi Nishihara et al (2014), Practical Multimedia, CG-ARTS Association (in Japanese)

Assessment criteria and methods

Midterm report (50%), Final report (50%)

Related courses

  • LAS.I111 : Information Literacy I

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Not specified.


Intensive Course. In 2020, this course is held from 13:30 to 17:40 on 13th June, 4th, and 25th on July.

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