Are you ready to help Josie solve The Case of the Mixed Message in this interactive story?

Jun 19, 2022

I was inspired by Eva Daniels and Teresa Moreno using interactive storytelling to help learner’s practice new skills. 

First run with an interactive storytelling episode where Josie, a nurse leader is having a conflict with her leader Ellyn about mixed messaging. She recently took an online course on Braving Difficult Conversations. Here, she has a chance to apply what she learned, with your help. 

This story contains “lifelines” which are review clues to help Josie (and you) navigate this conversation. 

Are you up for helping Josie solving the Case of the Mixed Message? 

Design notes: 

Created my storyboard with actions to practice and decision points. I got a lot of ideas watching Shonda Rhimes Writing for TV course on MasterClass, Cathy Moore's Map It book, Anna Sabramowicz's channel, and examples others posted.


Exported Storyline characters and poses, imported into Photoshop and applied the Posterize filter, adjust as desired, then exported as an 8-bit file to save file size. 

Backgrounds: Posterized in Photoshop, same process as characters. 

Decisions and Feedback:

To help streamline the development process, if the learner selects the “less good” option, the feedback lets them know what could have been better (still teaching) and moves them forward in the story. 

Audio rendered from MURF AI. Thank you to Jodi Sansone for sharing this voiceover resource! 

Music track licensed to myself from Envato Elements, please replace if you download the file and tweak to your own. 

See in action here:

Download attached.

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