Information systems need to be interactive and interesting. A way of doing this is to include different media types. Media will increase the memory requirements and compression is used to reduce this.
How can sound be used to improve an information system?
Sound could be used to give tutorials to new users, showing them what to do
Sound would not improve an information system, as it would require more memory and take longer to download
Sound could be used to provide feedback on pressing buttons, reading out text to users with vision problems, and as background music
How can video be used to improve the user experience on an information system?
Video could be used to give tutorials to new users, showing them what to do
Video would not improve user experience, as videos often do not load
They could be used to generate money in advertising
The style, size and colour of what should be considered when creating an information system?
What is a disadvantage of including video on an information system?
Videos would increase the memory requirements of the information system
The video can be used to break up the boredom of reading long passages of text
The font, size and style would have to be decided before creating
In what way is choosing the correct font style, size and colour important?
These can be used to generate ‘traffic’ to the website, to generate more money from advertising
This will impact the choices of which audio can be included in the information system
This will have an impact on the users of the system, for instance, users who are colour blind will find some colours of text and background difficult to read.