By: J.L. Cybulski, T. Linden
Published in: PLoPD4
Summary: Defines a multimedia authoring environment capable of producing and applying multimedia components or artifacts.
You need to combine multimedia artifacts into a composite artifact. Apply glue to join them into a composite object. The glue also determines which of the artifact properties must match for the components to stay together. To extract a component from a composite artifact, remove the glue.
You need to arrange multimedia artifacts with respect to their audio-visual properties. Compose the artifacts into a layout and use glue to associate each component with its position in the layout.
You need to produce a collection of composite multimedia artifacts that are similar in structure and content. Define a template, a special kind of composite that contains all shared components and gap components. The template can generate instances by filling in or replacing the gaps with non-common artifacts.
You need to show an organized collection of artifacts to the user in sequence. Plan the presentation by organizing artifacts into a partial order using glue. Define a delivery channel to carry the multimedia message as a series of artifacts. The delivery can happen through one or more channels.
You need to synchronize continuous and non-continuous multimedia artifacts sent through multiple channels into a multi-channel presentation. For non-continuous artifacts, define delay artifacts. Delays define the sequence of temporal positions in the composites of continuous and non-continuous artifacts.