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 resurfaced. The infographic is really one large simulation map to help managers determine their leadership style.

View the infographic

There’s even an interactive version of the same infographic.

View interactive 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:

Blog posts

Forum discussions


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:


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 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.

Jackie Van Nice
Daniel Sweigert
Gemma Henderson
Daniel Sweigert
Kimberly Valliere
Gemma Henderson

Dan - THANK YOU! I was staring at those final slides thinking "I need to do something feels disconnected". I just updated it with your advice - thank you again. Thank you Kimberly. In terms of the prehistoric route idea. I actually was Googling images in relation to 'motivation' for the first prompt, and of course came across a T-Rex picture. Since David said we could use 'LOL Cats' I thought a dino or two couldn't hurt! To use Google Drive. I actually followed this guidance: As for the Olympics course - thank you, it was fun to create! As I often do these challenges in an intense rush/block, the files are a bit messy, but I do want to clean them up and release ... Expand