Interactive digital media

What is R097?

R097 is an option coursework module and is worth 30% of your overall grade.

You will only do 1 option module for this course

Option modules are chosen by the teacher and school, and is usually dependent on the classes and skills within the department.

The coursework module should be carried out in a supervised manner i.e with your teacher, in a classroom and you will be given information by your teacher on what is and isn’t acceptable when completing your coursework.

As part of the R097 module, you will be given a set project to do by your teacher.

What is covered in R097?

R097 is all about creating a piece of interactive digital media that satisfies a client brief. The client brief will be given to you at the beginning of the project by your teacher and you will work through this brief and create the interactive digital media that is requested by the client.

In the module you will develop and plan your interactive digital media and then create the digital media that you have developed.

In the module you will rely on the knowledge that you will have already studied as part of modules R093 and R094.

How is R097 split up?

R097 is split up into 3 assessment areas:

Topic Area 1 – Plan the interactive digital media product

Topic Area 2 – Create the interactive digital media product

Topic Area 3 – Review the interactive digital media product


Topic Area 1

For Topic Area 1 you are expected to:

  • Produce an interpretation of a client brief for a given set task
  • Explain how the intended product meets the client brief and how it appeals to the target audience
  • Produce pre-production and planning documentation

Topic Area 2

For Topic Area 2 you are expected to:

  • Create component parts of the interactive digital media product
  • Create the interactive digital media product
  • Export the interactive digital media product to a suitable format with suitable properties

Topic Area 3

For Topic Area 3 you are expected to:

  • Review the interactive digital media product for its effectiveness
  • Produce recommendations for areas of improvement and future development

R097 advice

Topic Area 1

In this section you will be given access to the topic brief. Print off the topic brief and highlight all of the key tasks that you need to do and the key properties of the item that you need to create for the client. This will ensure that you don’t miss talking about any of these points when you are writing your report.

You will also need to produce pre-production idea generation diagrams that you have learned about in section R093 such as a mind map and a mood board that will show your idea process to the person marking your coursework.

Topic Area 2

In this section you will be creating the digital media product. You will need to make sure that you are including all of the things that your client has asked for within your digital media product. Look at the highlighted client brief and consult your original planning documents to make sure that you have included everything that is wanted by the client.

Topic Area 3

In this section you will be reviewing your product. Look back at your highlighted client brief and talk about how you met and implemented all of the parts that you highlighted. You can also discuss what you think you did well and what you might expand upon or do differently if you had an unlimited budget or more time in which to complete the project.

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