In groups of three or four, you'll develop an interactive, multi-touch, multimedia book from existing (verbal) content, with an eye for enhancing the content with multimedia components and interactivity, which might include integration with social media. In this case, you'll develop the book for the iPad and other platforms in both iBook and ePub/HTML 5 formats. You'll be able to choose your project from a list provided to you. Some of the work may involve working with authors or client organizations. Graduate students will act as team leaders. Each group member will contribute to a team project log. Graduate students will serve as team leaders.
Like the individual project, this collaborative project will involve production, design, distribution, promotion, and publication of one multi-touch book for the iPad using iBooks Author and supporting software. Your book will need to include interactive elements and multiple media (sound, video, images, etc.), collected in cooperation with the book's authors or editors. The project will extend over the entire semester, but there will be milestones to meet along the way so that you can receive progress grades. Your work will involve working directly with a client (such as an author or editor). You'll be asked to keep a team project log to help manage the process and elicit feedback. At the end of the semester, you'll present your project with your team at the Showcase in the new Publishing and Design Studio. You'll also learn how to submit this book to the iBookstore for wider distribution. (20% of course grade.)