In this weeks lecture, we discussed the topic of interactivity. Interactivity can best be defined as communication between a human and a computer program eg. performing a series of button pushes which command a program to complete a task and the program responding by completing said task.
Digital Narrative is very important. Ever since the invention of the world wide web, It is the core element of the internet and devices and platforms we use to communicate. One of the great features of modern day technology is Interactivity. It involves defining communication goals and structures. There are numerous elements to interactivity these include Access,content creation,engagement and expression.
Digital Interactivity is a major aspect in the development and growth of society as it is a clear indication as an advancement in technology. In our society today, many different companies and websites use digital interactivity as a way to entice their audience and to make them feel as though they are more involved and engaged with the site.
One Particular website, to comes to my mind when I think in terms of digital interactivity is in ‘The National Geographic’. This link, http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/hard-time/articles/facts-love-behind-bars/ is a link to a show called ‘Hard Time’ goes into detail on ‘Love Behind Bars’.
The site/show is created to give viewers an inside into the lives of criminals, and what life is like for them behind bars.
This particular section on the National Geographic site, like most other sections in general, follows a pedagogical style, as learned in lectures, as it is presented in chronological order according to the events and in what way they took place. This helps to aid the viewers as down along the right hand side of the view it presents more episodes and more facts, all links that can be clicked on to provide more interesting information and lead to episodes of the show. This allows for users to continue on the site at an easy and accessible manner for all its users.
The ‘National Geographic Site’ is also colour coded for all the users to again, allow for easy accessibility.