Community Challenge #1 -I nspiration

Since this challenge is meant to inspire, I thought it would be a great idea for our first topic. I want you to find a piece of artwork, artist, album cover, game art, or anything that inspires you artistically and create a navigation menu around it. Example: If the work of MC Escher (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._C._Escher) inspires you, try to create a navigation menu that would match his works.

Just a few rules:

The menu must work, meaning if you click on a menu item it must present/take you to new content.  

You must a have 5 total slides. 1 Menu, 4 content slides.   The content slides don’t need to flow. They are just there so when you click on a menu button, you are presented with new info.

The main focus is on the navigation slide. The content slides are just extra fluff.  The content slides can contain some info about the artist, the artwork, why it inspires you, or anything else that is relevant. They don’t have to be spruced up, but if you have time, go for it.

Have Fun!

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This challenge ends on the 15th of June. I will be putting up another post on the 5th of June where you can post your entries. Use this post to place pictures, sketches, questions, comments,  and ideas of your WIPs (work in progress).

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Bruce Graham

Rachel Barnum said:

I am new to eLearning & Storyline so I'm really excited about these challenges because it will force me to learn how to do a lot. It still needs some tweaking, but this is mine so far. The circles with the pictures in them are the navigation buttons, and then little owl/creature dude will be an extra "info" slide as well. Something about the glows I have around the circles right now I'm not crazy about, so need to fix up that, and I want to incorporate text with them as well but we will see! Based off of Stoclet Frieze by Gustav Klimt.


Rachel - that's beautiful!

What a lovely idea. I have 2 Klimt prints at home - a wonderful artist.

Bruce

Fiona  Telford-Sharp

Jerson campos said:

The only way that I can figure out for now to submit this anonymously is to upload them dropbox or tempshare and then send me the link and I I'll post them when I do the entries post. Voting would then be casting your vote for your top 3 choices.  And then someone, most likely me would have to tally them up.

 


Once you posted the links people could just add their name under each one if it was the one they wanted to vote for. Then in each subsequent post people would cut and paste the previous post and add their name below the link they wanted etc. You'd still need to keep an eye on it in case anyone cut and pasted wrongly, but it would be easier than you having to tally it all up (I think).

I have just finished up with my current employer so won't have access to Storyline anymore (sob) until I buy the software for myself. I am intending to buy it before the end of the financial year, but it will have to wait a couple more weeks 'til I accumulate the funds!

I like that, Bruce. Cute.

Nancy Woinoski

Fiona Telford-Sharp said:

Jerson campos said:

The only way that I can figure out for now to submit this anonymously is to upload them dropbox or tempshare and then send me the link and I I'll post them when I do the entries post. Voting would then be casting your vote for your top 3 choices.  And then someone, most likely me would have to tally them up.


Once you posted the links people could just add their name under each one if it was the one they wanted to vote for. Then in each subsequent post people would cut and paste the previous post and add their name below the link they wanted etc. You'd still need to keep an eye on it in case anyone cut and pasted wrongly, but it would be easier than you having to tally it all up (I think).

I have just finished up with my current employer so won't have access to Storyline anymore (sob) until I buy the software for myself. I am intending to buy it before the end of the financial year, but it will have to wait a couple more weeks 'til I accumulate the funds!

I like that, Bruce. Cute.


Hey Fiona, you could download the trial version - it will give you 30 days to play. Plenty of time to get your entry in.

Phil Mayor

I had not planned to do a meni as I was stuck for time (originally planned joint entry with Bruce but he was inspired and wnet off on his own) .  Then I thought of Piet Mondian whilst driving home yesterday.  By the time I walked through the door this was mapped out in my head.

Then I saw Nicoles post and thought I had better build it.

Here it is

Not much, but I like its simplicity

Eimear O Neill

Wow an explosion of creativity! And all so diverse...love it!

- Rachel - fabulous painting to start with! You go girl!

- Bruce, you mad thing - love the added humor and the egg ..where did you find the time man?

- Phil, very neat and great atmospheric music.

- Nancy - I just love Banksy..bring it on!

...may have to do another one..hmmm thinking, thinking...

Fiona  Telford-Sharp

Nancy Woinoski said:


Hey Fiona, you could download the trial version - it will give you 30 days to play. Plenty of time to get your entry in.



Thank-you for the suggestion, Nancy, but I already had the trial version when I was deciding which authoring software I would get my work to buy. (And I've actually already had it on two different computers at home, my desktop and my laptop, which I probably shouldn't admit...)

I do still have the work one for the weekend so should be able to finish, although I am a bit daunted by the standard posted already.

David Anderson

Phil Mayor said:

I had not planned to do a meni as I was stuck for time (originally planned joint entry with Bruce but he was inspired and wnet off on his own) .  Then I thought of Piet Mondian whilst driving home yesterday.  By the time I walked through the door this was mapped out in my head.

Here it is


Love it! Simple and elegant works every time

Nancy Woinoski

Gina Heumann said:

I'm ready to post mine, but it doesn't seem to be working? Do I post the published file, or the .story file? Can somebody tell me how you're posting these?


Hi Gina, it looks like both Phil and Bruce published their menus and then uploaded them to their web sites.  Tim used dropbox . If you don't have dropbox, you could try using aws. here is the link http://aws.amazon.com/s3/  or tempshare. here is the link to tempshare. http://tempshare.articulate.com/

note articulate only keeps your files on tempshare for 5 days.

Now if you can wait I think Jerson said he was going to set something up.

If none of this works for you then try using the paperclip icon to upload your .story file.

Gina Heumann

Awesome, thanks for all the help, everybody! Here is mine (temporarily).

Since it seemed most people went the Modern/Contemporary art route, I decided to go a different direction and make something "old-timey". This one is inspired by Thomas Jefferson's Library:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/tempshare-stage.storyline.articulate.com/stp17rbtdahu1vjs9mo1i6313t1jig1/story.html

Nancy Woinoski

Gina Heumann said:

Awesome, thanks for all the help, everybody! Here is mine (temporarily).

Since it seemed most people went the Modern/Contemporary art route, I decided to go a different direction and make something "old-timey". This one is inspired by Thomas Jefferson's Library:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/tempshare-stage.storyline.articulate.com/stp17rbtdahu1vjs9mo1i6313t1jig1/story.html


This is really nice Gina. I'm thinking that you might want to turn off the player menu on the side so that your cool menu stands out.

Eric Nalian

Here is version one of the Diego Rivera inspired menu!  If I get some time this weekend, it will be updated - I am having some trouble getting some aspects to work right, and Atsumi does not like this...

Click HERE to view.

-Eric

**Updated 5/25 - This has been updated for your viewing pleasure**  The file is kind of large and goes a little slow on DropBox, click HERE to download the Storyline file so that you can see how the magic works!