The course’s structure was was a mix of ‘slides’ containing images and text animated to a voiceover, along with videos, interactive diagrams, drag-and-drop quizzes and multiple choice questions housed within a client branded interface. However, each year saw changes not only in the program’s look and feel, but also in its structure.
Being involved in the development of this series of courses was a great experience which allowed me to exercise some of my lesser used programming and animation skills in conjunction with my graphic design and problem solving expertise. The large amount of content involved also helped hone my proofreading and copy editing abilities.
This year saw an update to the interface based on recently client developed courses. We added icons and removed other busy graphics to give a clean feel and provide additional room for content. The course was still in Flash with minor copy updates and refreshed lifestyle imagery.
With the great success of dramatized scenarios and animations of year three, the following years did not stray from the format. New scenarios were filmed each year with some familiar characters returning to the dramatizations. It gave the content a TV drama feel, which kept employees interested to see what would happen next. Animation, interactivity and quizzes called for nothing more than updated text and/or images.