PowerPoint Tetris Animation

PowerPoint Tetris Animation

A few days ago I created a PowerPoint slide deck on gamification that I published on SlideShare.  However, an animated introduction of the title was created to mimic the game of Tetris as shapes would fall down and form the name of the title.  This post discusses the creative process to replicate the same effect […]

Zooming Interactions

Zoom and Magnifying Storyline2 Elearning Interactions

This week’s Elearning Heroes Challenge #114 highlights the use of zooming and magnification of images with Storyline2 (SL2). I put together a sample which shows an image of London which allows the user to zoom into specific sections for a closer look of the city. The “Zoom Region” feature in SL2 makes the creation of […]

Was this a good customer experience?

First Person Role Play Scenario in e-learning

A scenario using First Person Role Play (FPRP) is a great way to engage learners from the start in e-learning courses.  If we think of it, the idea of playing a character in e-learning scenarios aligns very well with the notion of adults being self-directed learners.  In the gaming industry, games that apply this concept […]

Bloom's Pyramid

Slide Masters in Storyline2- Embedded Interactions

One key advantage of Articulate’s Storyline2(SL2) is the ability to control interactions from a slide master.  This makes changes and updates a painless and automated approach which would save you a ton of hours.  Slide masters are usually helpful to standardize design elements such as fonts, image placement, formatting, backgrounds, etc.  They are essential for […]

Visual Comparisons and Contrast

Visual Comparisons and Contrasts with Storyline2

ELearning Heroes Challenge #100 is here and it’s all about “Before and After” visual comparisons and contrasts.  By the looks of it, we might get 100 responses to the 100th challenge!  In this post, I cover a bit of the method behind two slider samples I built for the challenge.  The first slider sample was […]

Power Up Your Elearning with Adobe After Effects

ZOOMING AND PANNING BEFORE AFTER LAYERED COMPOSITION Original Image Layered Pieces Here you see all elements of the original image isolated except for the background. After The result is a 5 second introduction sequence that shows movement of what seem to be a still image.

To Articulate or Captivate…? That is the question!

Adobe Captivate CS8 and Articulate Storyline2 are considered the leading elearning authoring software tools due to their ability to generate great learning interactions. Captivate has been in the “game” for about 11 years while Storyline’s first version was released in 2012. I get often asked this question at work: “Hey Alex, we are going to […]

The StyleLearn Invoice

Creating Your Own Invoice Design

“The key point of incorporating some design strategies into your invoice is to make it stand out from the rest of the competition”