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Methodologies for Developing Multimedia Systems: A Survey

Methodologies for Developing Multimedia Systems: A Survey
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Author(s): Mark Szota (Monash University, Berwick Campus, Australia) and Kirsten Ellis (Monash University, Berwick Campus, Australia)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 4
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch001
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


Many theoretical development practices exist for creating multimedia systems. Most of these development models are orientated towards building traditional information systems, where the requirements are usually well understood. Multimedia systems, like the industry itself, are evolving rapidly, therefore new tools and techniques are constantly being published. Such rapid change results in clients of such systems lacking full awareness of the capabilities of multimedia systems, thus making it difficult to define their requirements. Some of the current models are able to respond to scenarios such as this, but others cannot. This research surveyed multimedia developers within Australia in order to find the most widely used development model(s) within the industry, and the rationale for their use. The results indicate that there is no specific approach to creating multimedia systems. Developers tend to use a range of different methodologies. The motives for using a variety of approaches are also examined.

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