Visual Storytelling with Photo Collages
- Build an interactive slide or course from a single image
- Get rid of bullet points
- You don't need to be a photographer to make this work
- Use your own photos or prebuilt stock photo collages
- Create multiple panel layouts similar t comic books
Looking to move from a screen full of bullets to creating visual stories? Then you’ll enjoy the ideas in Tom's post on using photo collages to build interactive stories.
Working from simple panel layouts, the photo collage is a simple way to work with image-driven stories and interactions.
In Tom’s example, he used a symmetrical layout similar to many comic book designs. But that’s just one possibility. Another option is to work from a less structured layout:
A quick search in your favorite stock photo site returns a variety of photo collage styles and possibilities. Here are two more ideas:
I really like this visual approach to storytelling and and think it’ll make a great e-learning challenge.
Challenge of the week
This week, your challenge is to create an interactive story around a photo collage. You can use placeholder photos and graphics, or rework an existing project into a photo collage.
You can design your interactive story around any topic you like. Not sure where to begin?
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Design your story around a common problem or challenge
- Rework an existing scenario or interaction using a photo collage
- Use the built-in characters (illustrated and photographic) which include multiple expressions and poses
- Map collages are ideal for interactive org charts or customer profiles
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you drop some sweet new interactions, check out the interactive tabs examples your fellow challengers shared over the past week:
New to the E-Learning Challenges?
The weekly e-learning 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. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.