The goal of this week’s challenge was to create a visual story using photo collages as a means of moving away from the urge to display slides and slides of bullets within your e-learning modules.
A couple of years ago, I stumbled upon this article by the CVU, outlining the state of online university education in Canada, and it really struck a chord with me. As someone who is extremely passionate about Instructional Design and increasing accessibility, it seemed baffling that we could be lagging so far behind other countries. However, after since working for a university, I have a bit more context into the why of how things are – you can’t really force professors to put their courses online, you can only provide them with gentle encouragement. In any event, I thought it was important to disseminate the information in this report, so I did it once in a paper for graduate school, and I did it again within this challenge.
I thought an infographic-style of approach would best display the statistics I wanted to illustrate, so I downloaded and cropped the infographic elements in Adobe Illustrator, imported them into Storyline and organized them appropriately.
Then, I added a layer for every element, and applied hotspots on the base layer so that when the user hovered over each element, the appropriate statistics would display. When the user moves their mouse away from the element, the base layer returns to its original state.
While not a traditional infographic and not the most attractively organized (Hey! I’m not a graphic designer!), I was happy with the end result.
To view the complete interaction, click here.
Lovely graphics – thanks for sharing!
Loved seeing your creative process! What an amazing specialization!
Wow! Nice infographic, love the colors and the simplicity.
Wow- this is a great reminder. I have definitely gotten sucked into the bullet list slides thing for my courses. Great reminder to fancy it up with images or infographics. You may not be a graphic designer, but that sure is pretty!
Great graphic! I love simple infographs.
Anna Long-Stokes says
YAY! I LOVE me some infographics! Whenever someone uses them to display info I have a much much better likelihood of remembering the statistic (or the whole article). Another good resource for easy infographics is Canva.com. It’s free and fairly easy to use!
We’re all visual creatures! I love this infographic, it’s clean and attractive, will be trying this one of these days.
Oh how I love to see big ideas and masses of information made accessible, clean, attractive to look at and user-friendly (I have a feeling this is an INTJ thing!), this makes my soul happy Ashley, beautifully done!
Diana Myers says
Ashley – I love the simplicity and richness of infographics like the one you created. Great color, design and functionality!! Thanks for sharing!