31 Replies
Jackie Van Nice

Great work, Ayoub!

The only feedback I can think of is that filling each country with an image of that country's flag is a great idea, and you've executed it very well, but because of the enormous differences in country sizes it can be difficult to discern which country is highlighted if it's very small, plus it sort of feels like they're each not getting the amount of attention they deserve, and I found the flag image fill a bit distracting.

If it were me, I'd play with planting an image of a flagpole flying a small image of that country's flag when each country is selected. It would feel truer to the context, would give each of them equal attention, would be easier to spot what's being highlighted, and I think the viewer's attention would then be focused on the actual map rather than the background flag fill.

Well done! Thanks so much for sharing it! :)

Tracy Parish

Love it.  I thought Jackie's point about the smaller countries being hard to see where a bit hard to see.  I missed (it might have been there) how to know which ones I had already visited.

I love the bright vivid colours and the over all colour scheme/player that you have developed.  One thing I would have loved as an additional point is "what does the flag represent".  Knowing what they represent could assist someone in remembering the individual flags better.

Excellent work.

Destery Hildenbrand

Fun example and the animated flags are very neat. Are each of them video files that are triggered? It would be nice to see something to indicate that you had already visited so you don't over lap. A good continuation might be to link resource sites for each of the selected cultural areas or possibly a triggered layer with the info for each. Although a tad involved it may address the hard to read text and allow for additional content possibilities. 

Well done. 

Veronica Budnikas

Nice work Ayoub!

Good tips by everyone above so I won't repeat. 

Just a couple of small things: on the home page when you hover over each continent, Asia is the only where the semi-transparent black box does not cover the whole image, is that on purpose? It only comes in about 3/4 of the way. 

I also felt the Americas text is bit hard to read (there is a dark bar under the bench that comes right behind the text). Also on the Americas, the Next arrow doesn't go anywhere, you might consider making it to to the first continent again or just removing from that slide.

Great job Ayoub, love the visuals!

Ben Hunter

Hi Ayoub,

Your course looks very nice with some great detail. I noticed one detail that you can probably fix easily. On the hidden menu, which I'm assuming is in your master slide, when I hover over the image the text fades in before the background for it slides down. I suspect if you set the fade effect to "from top" or choose to use the Wipe animation instead it should look like it is coming in together. 

Also, when I open that hidden menu the Africa hover state seems to be set as the initial state. It opens and stays open until I hover over it and back off again.

Keep up the great work!!

Jeff Kortenbosch

Cool demo. There is a lot going on there visually and it is a bit overwhelming. The first thing that really jumped out is the inconsistency in background style and color for the four main sections. I'd tone that down and make it consistent over the four sections. That would bring it all together.

 

Phil Mayor

I think it is  good piece of work, the page with the flag fill I find the globe a little off putting and would prefer more whitespace.

Noce UI. would be nice if clicking the notes icon also closed the popup as well as the cross,  infant from a UI point of view instead of a cross i would go with a down arrow as cross is more cancel than hide.

Ryan Parish

Just to be different, I tried this out on mobile, and the experience was very responsive, and nice to look at. I think you're doing a great job. The comments above are all very helpful pieces of advice. Making a consistent visual experience across the board, as well as providing some sort of help text on the intro slide to explain the navigation would add to the experience. GREAT start though. For real. I love the touches you've put into this, and am excited to see more of your work in the future!

Ayoub Haouari
Ryan Parish

Just to be different, I tried this out on mobile, and the experience was very responsive, and nice to look at. I think you're doing a great job. The comments above are all very helpful pieces of advice. Making a consistent visual experience across the board, as well as providing some sort of help text on the intro slide to explain the navigation would add to the experience. GREAT start though. For real. I love the touches you've put into this, and am excited to see more of your work in the future!

Thank's for your advice :)

Ramona Swhajor

I think it's great. Thank you for sharing!

Maybe you can add a transparent element over the photos or use some quieter images so that the font is more readable (for example: Europe). Perhaps you can indicate a title on the start screen and maybe what the learners can expect. I'm missing some instructions (like "hover over..." I've clicked the sidebar and it disappeared.

But these are only small suggestions. It looks great and it seems this was definitely a lot of work.

 

Tim Hillier

A simple thing I think you did well was to make the drag and drop elements sized so that the answer were not obvious by size alone.  I got stuck in the drag and drop.  Are you not allowed out until it is all correct?  I also agree that darkening the images or masking them to enhance the text for each country would help.  I really liked the opening navigation.

Thanks for sharing/

Tim

Kristin Savko

Love how clean and slick your design looks. So pretty! The flag animations are beautiful.  I think it would be great if you could indicate the countries that I've already clicked on. I like to click around like a haphazard maniac, and then I couldn't remember which I'd viewed, and which I hadn't. 

I was also a little confused by the percentage in the top left. I wasn't sure what that percent related to.

Overall, great presentation!

Ayoub Haouari
Kristin Savko

Love how clean and slick your design looks. So pretty! The flag animations are beautiful.  I think it would be great if you could indicate the countries that I've already clicked on. I like to click around like a haphazard maniac, and then I couldn't remember which I'd viewed, and which I hadn't. 

I was also a little confused by the percentage in the top left. I wasn't sure what that percent related to.

Overall, great presentation!

 

Thanks Kristin

Percentage is just a test, it's not a real progression.

Houra Amin

Great work, Ayoub. Very cool design, especially the flag animation! Like some other people had mentioned, I'd also like to see what countries I've already visited to prevent overdoing the lesson and frustration. I also feel the slides are a bit visually overwhelming. I'd go for a plain background similar to the one you've chosen for Africa or a toned down background image with your text in a semitransparent box and perhaps larger font for better readability.