Remember last year’s e-learning challenge, where we looked at transforming static infographics into interactive infographics? You guys came up with some amazing examples making that one of our most popular challenges.
Last week, an infographic from Inc.com resurfaced. The infographic is really one large simulation map to help managers determine their leadership style.
There’s even an interactive version of the same infographic.
Since both of these infographics are similar to the branching scenarios we build in e-learning, they make the perfect starting point for a weekly challenge!
This week’s challenge
This week your challenge is to build a branching interaction based on the What Kind of Leader Are You? infographic.
This challenge is all about interpreting an existing simulation map and bringing it to life. Use whatever design style you like. This can include using characters, boxes and arrows, LOL Cats or anything else you can dream up. We just want to see what you can come up with using the infographic as a starting point.
You can use Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio ’09, Articulate Studio ’13, or PowerPoint to create your branching simulation.
Here are some scenario resources to help you get started:
- Build Branched E-Learning Scenarios in Three Simple Steps
- An Easy Way to Build Branched Scenarios for E-Learning
- A Simple Approach to Interactive E-Learning
- How to Add Scenarios to Your Rapid E-Learning Courses…Rapidly!
- How I Built that E-Learning Scenario
- Conditional endings in a branched simulation
- Do you have good examples of elearning scenarios?
- Branching storyboards
- Branching best practices and tips
- How we built a customer simulation
- Hands-On: Creating Branching Scenarios
- Adding branching and custom learner paths to your Quizmaker quizzes
- Learn how to set up branching in Articulate Quizmaker
- How to control branching in PowerPoint and Articulate Presenter
Sharing your examples:
- Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published project. The comments section allows links but not attachments. If you have a question or want to share your source files, you should use the forums.
- Forums: Create your own thread in our E-Learning Heroes forums and share a link to your published source file. You can also attach your project files if you’d like some help or feedback.
- Personal blog: Post your published example on your own blog and place a link in the comments below.
Last week's e-learning challenge
To help you find the critical path for this week’s branching challenge, take a look at the highlights from last week’s e-learning games:
- Alex O'Byrne opened the games with a… game. The snowboarding game requires users to avoid hazards like trees, snowmen, cabins, and more. Neat idea, Alex!
- Jackie Van Nice “grabbed her design skis and headed for the nearest Black Diamond drawing board” to create this well-designed e-learning template. Be sure to check out Jackie’s blog post to learn more about her design process.
- George Aston shared a creative demo that features an Olympic ring start menu and flat design. Great job, George!
- Montse Anderson shared some design comps for the project she’s working on. Looking forward to the final demo, Montse!
- Gemma Henderson took things in a more organic direction with her hand drawn Olympics template. Be sure to check out Gem’s blog for more info about her project and Skeleton. Awesome demo, Gem!
- Jeff Kortenbosch shared a creative example that features a custom page background and app-inspired navigation. Great work as always, Jeff!
- Sam Lincoln jumped into the Olympic challenge with a winning e-learning demo featuring a medal-themed start screen, draggable timeline interaction, and obstacle course. Lots to see in this one! Thanks, Sam!
- Sean Bengry shared a Seattle Seahawks-inspired template to celebrate the Super Bowl champions. You'll want to see this one. Great job, Sean!
- Paul Alders shared an Olympic speed skating challenge demo in honor of Sven Kramer. Great job as always, Paul!
The weekly challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. We’ll feature your work and provide feedback if you request it.
It’s your week to branch out, E-Learning Heroes!
Even if you’re using a trial version of Studio ’13 or Storyline, you can absolutely publish your challenge files. Just sign up for a fully functional, free 30-day trial, and have at it. And remember to post your questions and comments in the forums; we're here to help. For more e-learning tips, examples, and downloads, follow us on Twitter.