Another way to practice your skills is by rebuilding static infographics as interactive graphics. Infographics and e-learning have a lot in common. Both are great sources of data and visuals that you can use to build your interaction.
This week's challenge
This week your challenge will be to take a static infographic and rebuild it as an interactive infographic.
You can use Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio ’09, or Articulate Studio ’13, to show and share your interactive graphic.
Here are some things to consider before you rebuild your infographic as an interactive graphic:
- Many infographics are taller than typical e-learning projects. What are some ways you can adapt taller infographics into shorter, wider interactive graphics?
- Is there a way you can enable learners to sort or rearrange the content? Common sorting methods: Alphabetically, numerically, category, date and time, and random.
- Which information can be turned on and off?
- Where can you zoom in and out of information?
- How can markers, tooltips, and callouts help reduce clutter and enable learners to pull information?
- How can you hide and reveal some of the information to emphasize different types of information?
- Could the infographic be used as a course menu?
Here are a few ideas to get you started. Feel free to tackle one of these infographics or work with one that’s more targeted to your company or personal interests.
On Driving: Automobile History
Airline Safety Cards
Cuts of Beef Infographic
Last week's challenge
Last week's comic book design challenge brought out some of the best and most creative ideas I’ve seen. You guys are amazing! Check out the comic designs your community members shared over the past week:
- Jeff Kortenbosch shared a kicked off the challenge with a graphic novel-inspired scenario interaction. Be sure to take a look at the free comic layouts Jeff used in his demo. Awesome example, Jeff!
- Ana Lucia Barguil based her challenge entry on a recent blog post by Tom. She shared three templates with different layouts. Swing by this forum thread to say “Thanks!” and download the awesome freebies
- Paul Alders shared page curls and animated transitions to show how Articulate Storyline helps you build engaging learning experiences. Great demo as always, Paul!
- Yewande Daniel-Ayoade shows how to teach SAP using comic book designs. I really like how she maximized limited clip art graphics in this project. Thanks, Yewande!
- Lawrence Williams resurrected one of his first Articulate Studio projects and leveraged some Storyline sweetness to create this storytelling demo. Great job, Lawrence! And thanks for sharing your source files.
- Nancy Woinoski shared her first Storyline project. Custom illustrations, drag-drop interaction, and storytelling make this a must-see project!
- Cary Glenn shared free PowerPoint and Storyline templates from his Manga style demo. Thanks, Cary!
Have an interactive week, E-Learning Heroes!
Even if you’re using a trial version of Studio '13 or Storyline, you can absolutely publish your challenge files. Just sign up for a fully functional, free 30-day trial, and have at it. And remember to post your questions and comments in the forums; we're here to help. For more e-learning tips, examples, and downloads, follow us on Twitter.