In this week’s Articulate e-Learning Heroes Challenge, Interactive Office Activities Using Top View Perspective #168, it’s all about using the overhead perspective to orient learners to a location. The goal is to create a template or interaction using the overhead or top view perspective. For my submission this week, I took the following approach.
Step 1: Create the Cubicle Layout
I started with a simple cubicle layout that appears in companies near and far. To keep the number of objects to a minimum in the Storyline 360 timeline, I created the layout in PowerPoint 2016. Next, I added the employees and furniture by using some free graphics from Tom Kuhlmann’s April 2010 post. Once I had it setup, I saved it as a single image and brought it into Storyline 360.
Step 2: Add a Title Screen
Next, I added a simple title screen and created a fictitious company named Raleway, Inc. The idea for the name came from the font I was using. I also took advantage of the icons option in Storyline 360 to create a play button and a simple triangle logo for the company.
Step 3: Include a few HotSpot Triggers
For each location/employee within the company, I created simple hotspots that when clicked, opened a new layer.
Step 4: Create the Layers
For each layer, I created an employee badge with the person’s name, title and a barcode to make scanning their way into the conference rooms and the building high-tech. To save money, Raleway, Inc. does not provide restrooms (small oversight in the design process). Give it a look and let me know what you think.