I'm at college and we have to create an interface design of our choice (if possible for a touch screen device), mainly using Flash but then we have to take it into Director. I was just wondering what Director is most commonly used for in the Industry? They have suggested we design a Cd-Rom interface but given that CD roms have started to become fairly obsolete I would like to do something more up to date. I was wondering what sort of things people use Director for? Would it be appropriate for designing a mobile phone interface for example?
I can't speak for everyone, but these days I am using Director mostly to produce high-end touch-screen interactive kiosk programs and presentations that need to 'do stuff' with the operating system. Also, some folks I know have used Director to prototype complex applications that are [later] developed in a major language like C# or Java. Apart from that, Director is mainly used for production of online 3D games which can be streamed via the Shockwave player plugin. I used to make loads of CD ROMs with Director but these have all but gone out of vogue now. I've only produced one in the last four years!
I produce a touch-creen application used for driver's-license learning with géolocalisation (with serial Xtra), videos and 3D (flash), connexion to a local database and internet base.