The following article is a revealing example of the development of a preliminary multimedia design document based on an existing newspaper article. By deconstructing the source article into its most essential content it is much easier to see how it can be enhanced with the addition of supportive media and interactivity. The process shown is by no means the best way to approach the design of a multimedia program, but it shows one approach to the finessing of ideas and resource materials to form a more usable multimedia product.

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This is a short list of Oregon based associations that one might join. Not only are such organizations good for networking but they also provide the opportunity for extended learning. It is important to know that similar organizations exist in all larger urban area where you might eventually find work The description for each organization has been copied from online sources written by those organizations.

American Institute of Graphic Arts -Portland.
The purpose of the AIGA is to further excellence in communication design as a broadly defined discipline, strategic tool for business, and cultural force. The AIGA is the first place design professionals turn to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research, and advance education and ethical practice.

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The following are regional and national organizations with local chapters to which media producers within the state often belong. Media organizations provide the opportunity for networking and collaborative efforts.

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We recommend the following search engines and boards for finding jobs in the Pacific Northwest (NW) and elsewhere.

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