Ryan Mott


In an age when downloading media is increasing at an exponential rate, static album art has become obsolete. Current digital album artwork does not take advantage of the available technology. Nor does it provide the user with an integrated experience. Previous attempts at linking music to moving imagery have resulted in uninspiring "visualizer" plugins. These types of media player add-ons do not produce emotionally or narratively relevant imagery for the user. Furthermore, the limited selection of downloadable media that includes a digital booklet, separates the booklet contents from the album cover. More importantly, these disconnected elements do not compensate for their lack of tangible assets. The objective of this thesis project was to create a hybrid of album design and motion graphics for downloadable music. By creating a prototype, this project demonstrates the concept that a library-style package of interchangeable moving images linked with audio media, can enhance the narrative and emotional elements of the user experience

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Sound recordings--Album covers--Design; Computer animation; Computer graphics; Downloading of data; Art and music

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Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CIAS)


Deluna, Daniel

Advisor/Committee Member

Foster, Shaun

Advisor/Committee Member

Bitterman, Alex


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: NC1882 .M68 2009


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