Oran McAnaney

Final Year BSc Interactive Media

Bio

I developed a diverse set of design and communication skills over the course of my degree. More recently, this project put my HTML and CSS coding skills to the test, as well as my knowledge of Java-Script, in order to create a functional and professional website. Each module has provided me with the opportunity to improve my problem-solving and independent thinking skills. In addition, I have improved my technical skills by using a variety of Adobe Creative Cloud programmes and by shooting and editing videos with technical equipment. From my studies I have become stronger in my abilities to organise work around deadlines and to produce work set to a brief that is industry standard.

Major Project: Fake News Within Social Media

Many online users have been misled by fake news to the point where they have mistakenly believed or agreed to false stories. Even though social media sites are aware of the situation, they are not doing enough to prevent the spread of false arctics and other forms of misinformation.

As a result, as a community, we need to be more aware of and alert to this issue, which is what this project aims to do.

The goal will be to create a space that allows users to compare news sources and learn more about fake news. The target audience for the outcome is 18–24-year-olds. Developing a project for this demographic will allow for a more personalised user experience and a better understanding of how the younger generation consumes news on the internet.

Throughout this project I have learned a range of new skills and further enhanced skills already possessed. One of the most vital skills that was used during the whole project was independent thinking and learning. This allowed me to solve problems as well as develop new ways of thinking to create the final project.