Reflection on Online Immersive Websites Presentation

Online Immersive Websites

On the 27 April 2016 each person in the group was expected to produce a presentation on what they believe to be an immersive website. We had to conduct research to find 5 different websites in which fitted the task. Once all 5 websites were picked we then had to create a visual presentation and deliver a professional standard presentation. I believe that my presentation went extremely well on the day. I felt that I really understand what an immersive experience are now.

Researching I found interesting as you stubble across many weird and wonderful things. It was evident that some people used the same websites as others. For instance, in mine I used the Latvian Holocaust Mueseum and I think a few others did too. I personally don’t feel this was an issue as it must be affective and must showcase that it is a very engaging and immersive website. I wish looking back now, I picked some of the other websites I had seen when conducting research as people may not have come across them before.

I only used my presentation as a visual aid, there was only bullet points to back up what I was talking about. Lots of images where used within the presentation. I really took on board all the information gained in the previous sessions about how important it is to know your content, how to present well and how to create a PowerPoint slide which isn’t to heavy for the audience. This is my presentation. Click on the link if you want to see.

Immersive Online Experiences – Copy

The main thing that I feel stood out on my presentation was the fact I incorporated screen recordings. Each screen recording was done before the presentation. The screen recordings where of each website, I recorded myself moving around the screen, clicking and hovering over key parts of the website. This was done so that I didn’t have to rely on the hyperlinks and the internet connection to load each page. Especially, within the location we were in, is not a reliable space for internet connections and fast broadband. The screenshots allowed me to not have to jump in and out of the presentation, this allowed me to deliver a much smoother presentation with no hassle. There were limitations in doing this. It didn’t capture sound bites when on the website. The sound would have given the moving image more of an impact. This was not the end of the world because it allowed me as the presenter to talk and explain things without getting distracted. I didn’t feel that I needed a script or cue cards as I really planned out in my head what I wanted to say. I feel that it comes much more naturally when not using aids. As I had practiced I didn’t feel as nervous or anxious to do the presentation. Also it was a very fun task which made things easier.

I really enjoyed this task and the overall brief as it allowed me to full understand what immersive means. In the other section of the brief it really allowed us to use content we found interesting and produce an interactive and immersive online presents. This was really enjoyable and stimulating. I feel the research into immersive online websites really helped with this section of the task as it allows us to see first hand what has already been produced and what the most common elements to making an interactive website succeed and draw viewers in, whilst keeping them engaged with the content. Over the next few years I hope to carry on developing a creative flair to my work as it makes the work so much more alive. These skills learned will be evident in my work from now on because I have to consider, who and where I want my content to be seen. If it is done well then it will help me to become trusted and more well known.


Podcast – Assignment Reflection

Over this assignment I was able to be creative and put my personality into a final product. I really thought that been able to develop and create a podcast was a really interesting task and made me more aware of the importance of sound quality and the technologies that can help you to manipulate and change a piece of work. this could help to make it much more interesting.

Things that I found difficult, was the accessibility of getting out and about to an event. This meant the task was limited to what i could actually produce. I am trying to get funding for a racing chair to help me with my dreams of potentially getting to a competitive standard. This is the key to my podcast. I hired talent to do the presenting as i would be required to do a interview.

Another thing i found challenging was the jingle element of the task. Just wasn’t sure where to take it or how to produce it to a high quality.

To improve the overall product, I would have more varietions of content so that I had more to choose from later when editing. Also managed the sound levels better so that it was more consistent.

What i enjoyed was the fact that we was immersed into using new softwares that are industry standard.

My podcast turned out well. I managed to get within 10% of the time length required. I am fairly pleased as I chopped lots of silent pauses out. Some of the sound quality wasn’t perfect due to pops, crackles and background noise.

For this assignment I used a Zoom H2N dictaphone and another dictaphone. The sound quality would have been more professional if I was able to use a quieter location like the sound studios. Unfortunately, the only times I could have done the interviews the sound studios were either closed or in use by other sessions going on.

I managed to include mandatory elements on the brief. Including a jingle, introduction, interviews.