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New Media Design

New Media Design is a term used to describe all sorts of content available through the use of internet , computers and new ways of electronic communication. In the present context, some of these technologies like CD-ROM are becoming obsolete, and could soon fall under old-media definition. On the other hand, there are upcoming technologies like Virtual Reality that can now be considered as (new) new media. Common examples of new media include websites such as online newspapers, blogs, wikis, video games and social media. It enables people around the world to share, comment on, and discuss a wide variety of topics. Unlike any of the past technologies, New Media is grounded in an interactive community.

Skills / Processes:

New Media Design attempts to examine the impact or the change that technologies may have on mankind in the near future. The thoughtful and appropriate application of technology at an individual, organizational and national level can lead to significant economic benefits while being aware of its cultural impact. Through a historical grounding in art, craft and design practices; surveying the scientific and technological landscape of the world and building an ability to keenly observe the cultural fabric of the country, students in such a medium as new media should be able to develop integrated and context relevant solutions for addressing contemporary issues.

Career Opportunities:

The scope of New Media Design is huge, these disciplines can come under New Media Design : user experience and user design, web design, interaction design, product design and multimedia design. Instagram is a great example for New media design. It has gained popularity as it allows users to share images along with making the images look professional. This experience is possible as they give users what they want with an easy to navigate interface. NID, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Jabalpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati offer New Media Design courses.

There are three primary objectives of New Media Design - exploring/critically examining the relationship between technology and culture, gaining competency in judging the appropriate application of technology and developing insights leading to the invention of new technology.

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