Preliminary Results from a Survey of Multimedia Development Practices in Australia

  • Anne Hannington
  • Karl Reed
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4034)


In this paper we present our preliminary findings from a survey conducted during 2005 of Australian Multimedia Application Developers. Our objective was to understand what development processes and techniques are used and how these relate to practices cited in the literature. We were also interested in what impact the presence of multimedia content has on the process, as well as the differing skill sets it requires in relation to “traditional” software development. In our findings we report on the process models used and the process tasks most often performed, as a first step to determining what is considered best practice in the industry. We found that developers appear to have a much keener sense of their processes than previous studies have suggested.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne Hannington
    • 1
  • Karl Reed
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Computer EngineeringLa Trobe UniversityAustralia

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