Showing Meaningful Comparisons in E-Learning

E-Learning Challenge #1: Challenge | Recap

This week I worked with an Articulate Storyline user who needed to build some interactive feature comparisons for their products. 

The interactions needed to simplify product data (specs, costs) and show meaningful comparisons between their products and their competitors’ products (size, weight, proportion).

It made me aware that you can apply comparisons beyond technical training as well. You can feature comparisons between behavior (legal vs. illegal), decision-making (ethical vs. unethical), choices (good vs. poor), and more. In fact, you could build comparisons on almost anything. The key is to show them so they’re meaningful to learners.

Challenge of the Week

Rather than telling you there’s one way to create comparisons, show us your creativity instead!

  • Objective: Design an interactive graphic to show relative sizes for a series of airplanes. Check out this Wikipedia entry on giant aircraft for inspiration.
  • Assets: Download the airplane graphics. They’re available in .png (transparent) and .pptx (PowerPoint) formats.
  • Tools: You can use Storyline, Articulate Studio, or PowerPoint to create your interaction or infographic.


This is a really great way to practice your visual communication skills while building up your e-learning portfolio. To share your files, do one of the following:

  • 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 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.


Here are a few examples to get you started:

Post written by David Anderson

Clint Clarkson
Dana Kocalis
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