Free Essay About Digital Media Feature
A rotatable and collapsible / expandable Space Needle would recount demographic make-up of Pacific Northwest. Given emblematic character of Seattle's Space Needle, proposed digital media feature would incorporate collapsible / expandable built-in features which, when clicked, expands across displaying basic information about a specific region in Pacific Northwest. The expandable, built-in features could assume a box-like functionality similar to Google Earth's. More information about a specific area could be found by embedding user-friendly icons which, when clicked, lead to areas of interest. Predictably, expandable / collapsible boxes, as well as embedded icons, could assume shapes of landmarks in areas of interest. All built-in and embedded features would be hoverable, i.e. enable visual components – image, video, slideshow, info charts, etc – enlargement upon hovering by mouse.
Interpreting Pacific Northwest's great diversity – mainly Washington and Oregon states as well as British Columbia, Canada and particularly Seattle metropolitan area – content of proposed Space Needle could be displayed in different ways. For example, different regions in Pacific Northwest could be displayed up-down or down-up based on a South-North geospatial orientation. These regions would also be displayed in Space Needle's hovering disc based on an overview conception of regions (and hence satellite images of different regions could be incorporated as well).
Given Seattle's metropolitan area's urban, highly-educated and business-oriented population, proposed Space Needle could display videos and photos of major businesses, figures, universities and libraries. Minority populations – such as African Americans, Asians and Hispanics – would also be represented in proposed Space Needle. The main focus for content about minority populations would be on major figures, achievements, landmarks and highest concentrations of minorities.
Given Seattle's growing expansion in residential construction permits, concerns grow as regards declining park and greenery space. Such a concern could be interpreted visually by showing in sidebars, next to Space Needle, all along, info charts of parks and green areas. Environment stewardship initiatives and causes could also be highlighted by using interactive features such as flashing icons assuming shapes emblematic of initiatives.
Updating Space Needle would be a short-spanned practice. Given newsworthiness of Space Needle's content, major media outlets would be sourced for news and content on a regular basis. As well, surveys of personal content – including vacation photographs, videos or stories – would be sourced on- and offline. Online, functionalities such as web crawling applications – fed by adequate keywords – would be incorporated. Offline, persons of interest would be interviewed and hired, if possible, on a freelance basis to provide constant, fresh content from areas not covered or understaffed by regular staff.