Trends in Interactive Media

Trends inphographic

For this task we researched the major trends that have happened in the Interactive Media industry, such as the first video game and the invention of the internet. We did this task so that we could learn about the history of the Interactive Media industry and the important trends that there have been.

I focused my research on what I felt were the most important trends, the release of the first video game, the invention of the internet, hardware and software being used together such as graphics tablets and Photoshop, The creation of Web 2.0, the popularisation of smart phones, the popularisation of video on demand services, the start of voice recognition software being used publicly, and the release of the first major Virtual Reality gaming hardware.

This task has taught me about the history of the interactive media industry and when the biggest trends started and how they impacted the industry. This will be useful for my final major project as I will know about previous trends and so I will know what kind of area would be a good one to focus my project around, which will help me narrow my project ideas down.

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