The thesis, Writing, Illustrating and Designing a Printed and an Interactive Book for Children, as the title states, consists of creating a book for children and then developing it as an interactive educational application. The book as well as the interactive book, target children between the ages of seven to ten years old.

The title of the book is. The Island of My Childhood Dreams. The content is about my reflection of growing up in Puerto Rico, and its illustrations are used in the interactive book as the framework to further explore the cultural aspects of the island.

The interactive book includes audio narratives for each book section, two dimensional animations, rollovers, on-click commands, panoramic views, and photographic as well as written information. I used Adobe Flash to develop the interactive book, packaged as a CD-ROM for Mac and PC platforms.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Interactive multimedia--Design; Illustrated children's books--Design; Flash (Computer file); Puerto Rico--Juvenile literature

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Chris Jackson

Advisor/Committee Member

Jim Ver Hague

Advisor/Committee Member

Luvon Sheppard


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at QA76.76.I59 P66 2006


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