This page is part of an archive of the old iMedia spec – the one that existed until Summer 2023. People seem to find the resources helpful and I've had a number of requests to put them back online. I should think they'll stay here until I'm confident that the new spec is properly covered. Please be aware that this is out of date material and may not apply in the same way to the new iMedia syllabus.
R081 - Pre-production Skills - exam unit
Visualisation Diagram Key Learning slides - slides to tell you everything you need to know
The Key Learning slides can be used to answer the questions:
Visualisation Diagram Questions - just the questions
Visualisation Diagram Workbook - the same questions with spaces for answers
Visualisation Diagram Knowledge Summary - a printable sheet which summarises the key learning from the slides
There are two quizzes you can try to test your understanding:
Quiz 2 (True/False)
Examples of Visualisation Diagrams
Visualisation diagram for an onscreen app
Visualisation diagram for a single webpage aimed at primary school aged children
Visualisation diagram to show layout and design of a three page website
Diagram to show layout and design of a four slide interactive multimedia product
Initial design sketches to show ideas for a character. These aren't annotated, but were followed up by annotated diagrams. It's fine to do rough sketches like this if it's appropriate and if you have the art skills - but you don't need to!
A basic storyboard showing visualisation ideas for the fox character. This storyboard isn't suitable for iMedia purposes, so this is more of a visualisation diagram.
A basic storyboard showing visualisation ideas for an animation. The storyboard isn't quite suitable for iMedia purposes, so this is more of a visualisation diagram showing ideas
Visualisation diagrams can also be produced digitally using software packages, but the best examples usually use pencils and paper.
You may want to use colour directly on your diagrams. That's fine, but there's no need to. Just make sure that you add notes to deal with this sort of thing.
You can find exam questions dealing with visualisation diagrams on the exam questions page.