Product Review

Product 1

What if Germany Won World War II?

Part 1-  AlternativeHistoryHub . (2015). What if Germany Won World War II? (Part 1). Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSCuE7jmFa4. Last accessed 28th April 2016.

Part 2- AlternativeHistoryHub . (2016). What if Germany Won World War II? (Part 2). Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qsdxkRhapU. Last accessed 28th April 2016.

Part 3- AlternativeHistoryHub . (2016). What if Germany Won World War II? (Part 3). Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRcVGO1s9Sw. Last accessed 28th April 2016.

Part 4- AlternativeHistoryHub . (2016). What if Germany Won World War II? (Part 4). Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkDf_cNNA6k. Last accessed 28th April 2016.

What is it for? The Purpose?

The purpose of these videos are to educate people on how the world would be different if Germany won the Second World War. The videos focus on how life could be different in not just Germany but the other countries and also focuses on social life as well. The videos contain simple animations that make it easier to visualise information. The animation is simply a digital picture that changes depending on what the narrator says.

What form does it take? Why was it chosen?

The form this product takes is a four part video series. This is done to make it easier for people to visualise what could happen. But there is not a lot happening in the actual video so you could just listen to as well, similar to a podcast, so you could listen to it instead and focus on other tasks as well.

Which platform is it on and why?

The platform these video series is on is YouTube. This is done so anyone can access it for free if they have an internet connection. The AlternativeHistoryHub might be able to turn the four part series into one one hour long DVD so people can watch it without an internet connection.

Which genre is it? What makes it that genre? 

The genre of the the video is historical because it is a documentary about alternate history but it contains some historical accuracy in due to the events prior to the alternate events. Another genre is documentary because informs people about how life would different if an event in the past.

Who is the audience?

The target audience of this video series is probably men in the age range between 25-35. It is also targeted at people who like history/alternate history genre and similar products like Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Strengths 

The strength of this product is the easy accessibility of it due to it being online and you can watch on almost any digital media, for example phone, tablet, game consoles and smart TV’s. Another strength is it is informative about real facts, even though it is about a alternate timeline.

Weakness 

A weakness of these videos are they have a lot of information to take in. It can be a good to have a lot of information but if you have no knowledge of anything in the videos it can be difficult to understand.

Product 2

World War 2 History Timeline

 

Every Time Apps Studio. (2015). World War 2 History Timeline APK. Available: http://apkpure.com/world-war-2-history-timeline/com.andromo.dev295341.app398313. Last accessed 12th May 2016.

What is it for? The purpose?

The purpose of this app is to give out information about key dates and events about World War 2. The app gives out information on a timeline starting in September 1938 and ends in December 1945.

What form does it take? Why was it chosen?

The form it takes is an application on a Android mobile device. This was chosen so anyone can use the app anywhere with an internet connection. The app is also free so really anyone can download it and use it.

Which platform is it on and why?

The platform this app is on is an Android device. The platform was chosen because most Android devices are touch screen and it allows to have interactive elements like swipe to scroll and the ability to add videos and pictures as well. The app does require a internet connection to work because the videos on the app are embedded from YouTube.

Which genre is it? What makes it that genre? 

The genre of this app is documentary. It is a documentary app because it informs people about events and dates about the Second World War.

Who is the audience?

The target audience is people who are interested about history. The general target age is probably adults between the age of 25 to 45 because the app is not the most complex in the world and it does tell you to swipe to scroll but it does not tell where or what to to scroll. It is probably created for people who do not know a lot about the war and back history of it.

Strengths 

The app is free and has a lot of content for a free app. The app has a lot of useful information for a person who is in some form of education. The information is simple to understand and is not a huge blocks of text. It also has videos that simplify information and talks about less well known events.

Weaknesses

A weakness for this app is it has a lot of frame rate issues, it jumps about often when trying to swipe a long the timeline. Also there is not an offline mode, the app contains videos that are embedded from YouTube but there is text that also explains the videos as well. An offline mode would allow people to use where ever they want instead of needing a place with an internet connection.

What I learnt

From reviewing these two products I have learnt good ways on presenting information and some good ideas on what I would like to do for my Final Major Project. I would like to create a video that has the simplicity of the AlternateHistoryHub videos and detail of the video and the World War Two timeline.

 

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2 thoughts on “Product Review

  1. Joel, some good discussion of your two chosen products here, but both analyses need images to help explain the product. You also need to consider the stylistic choices made. How is the information presented? What colours, fonts and layout do they use? Is there animation? If so, why is the particular style of animation chosen? What have you learned from this analyisis and how could you apply this to your final major project?

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  2. Joel, you need to respond to my previous comments on this. You also need to add images and embed video to support your work and illustrate the points that you are making.

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