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Class 3: Hypertext architecture, authoring, interfaces and multimedia

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Hypertext production

Basic issue: to encode more information than is shown at the surface of a document, in order to support a variety of user-driven activities within a structured knowledge base.
  1. The two classic approaches
  2. The XML resolution (2 levels)
  3. Examples
  4. A closer look at XML
  5. WWW/Hypertext design

Hypertext for language

  1. The paradigm problem - media bandwidth vs knowledge bandwidth
  2. Examples of Linguistic multimedia
  3. Whose knowledge is it when information is provided as hypertext, along user-negotiated paths? Author(s)? User? Machine?

Reading items for this class

3Kress, G. 1997. "Visual and verbal modes of representation in electronically mediated communication: the potentials of new forms of text." in Snyder, Ilana (ed.) Page to Screen: Taking literacy into the electronic era. Sydney: Allen and Unwin. 53-79
6Mandel, T. 1997. Elements of User Interface Design. New York: WileyCh 16 The New World of PC-Internet User Interfaces 383- 423
9Nathan, D. 1966. "Caught in a Web of Murri Words: Making and Using the Gamilaraay Web Dictionary", in Library Automated Systems Information Exchange, Vol 27 No 4 (December 1996), pp 35-42
10Nielson, Jakob. 1995. Multimedia and Hypertext: The Internet and Beyond. Cambridge, MA: AcademicCh 12 Repurposing existing content 323-361
-Useit.com: Jakob Nielson's websitewww.useit.com/
See also: web links page.

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