Digital magazines and Interactive Learning was the challenge for this week from the guys over at Articulate. The goal? Design a digital learning magazine that utilized at least three different layout or content ideas.
I love photography and look for any opportunity I can to incorporate it into my e-learning world. This week, it was very easy! I recently came back from a trip to Eastern Oregon where I had several days to explore and take photographs. Although the area is pretty desolate, one can find some very interesting photo opportunities if you just look closely.
In my submission this week, you will explore the back roads of Eastern Oregon (you’ll be amazed at what you find), see the beautiful landscape, get the opportunity to explore a Rebel DSLR camera, and even learn a few things about filters. This was designed in about 3-4 hours using Storyline 1.
Here are the details (if you want to view the demo, just click the image below)
For the front page of my digital magazine, I used a font called REIS 6 and combined it with Prestige Elite Standard. The fictitious name for my magazine was Digital Snapshots! I took the photograph of the old truck in a small town named Shaniko, Oregon.
To navigate around the magazine, I created the following aids:
1. The banner provides you with insight into which topic area of the digital magazine you are currently in (Backroads, Landscapes, DSLR, Filters)
2. The Contents button gives you quick access to the contents page of the magazine where you can choose another topic to explore.
3. The square icons are used to orient you to the vertical navigation. It shows how many pages are available and which one you are currently viewing in the sequence. In the example below, there are 3 images in the sequence and you are on the first image (e.g., the square is black).
4. The red circle/arrow is used to navigate vertically through the pages of the magazine.
In the Filters section of the magazine, I linked to an external video (see #5) that provides additional details that explain how polarizing filters work.
I hope you enjoy my digital magazine for this week’s challenge!