This Unit deals with the Research Techniques and the Research involved or required before starting any sort of activity. Though the name of the UNIT reads – ‘ Research Techniques For The Creative Media Industries ‘, yet it is not specific pertaining only to the Creative Media Industries like Gaming , Film-Making etc, but rather generic in nature.
This unit teaches an individual about how to gather the required resources, data and other important things related to his/her own work. It teaches about how to target and approach these resources and moreover how to manage them properly.
EX : If I wish to develop a 2D Shooter Platform Game, then I need data and resources of all kinds. So during the brainstorming process, I read many blogs, forums, gather code snippets and gather some level design ideas. So this is typically called as the ‘ Research’ that I perform for my game where I gather the respective data & resources, organize them and then start working towards the same.
So, this UNIT gives an insight about the Research Techniques that are used/that must be used before doing the respective work/activity.