Design

Make Someone’s Life Easier

Make Someone's Life Easier

What have you done lately to make someone’s life easier? That’s a question you should be asking yourself every day. I like to constantly think of things I can do to make someone’s life easier. When thinking about learning experiences when training is needed, it’s important to train as efficiently as possible. Even if you’re cutting down an hour and a half…

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Work Out Loud on Colors Storyline Template

Colors Storyline Template Compilation

Inspiration Before any project can begin, there has to be some sort of inspiration for it. Nothing ever comes from nowhere. Like Pablo Picasso always said: [box icon=”http://www.technkl.com/wp-content/uploads/quote.png” border=”rounded”]Good artists copy, great artists steal.[/box] My inspiration came from a combination of a template redesign panel at work and the org chart I created for a…

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Touchscreen Toddler

Baby using touchscreen

If you haven’t been to the front of my web site, you haven’t seen my daughter using my cell phone at 18 months, and better than my parents use theirs. That’s her below, browsing around, although I photoshopped her app with one of my blog posts. Before her, my experience was limited how well kids…

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Is Instructional Design Like Choreography?

Sesame Street Choreography

I often find myself glancing at the TV while Sesame Street is on for my daughter, and admittedly I watch it more than she does, so on many occasions I’ve seen the following clip. It’s an entertaining video and Melissa McCarthy is always very funny, so that helps make my analogy a little more entertaining.…

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What’s My Development Process?

What's my development process

A few weeks ago there was a bit of restructuring in my company within my greater department. Several teams had been re-organized into an easier structure. This also meant a new multimedia training team was created, that’s where I went. This new team was unheard of to the rest of the department. We were to explain the…

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Flexible HTML5 With Edge Animate

Flexible Bars

[box type=”note”]Caution! View at your own risk if you are prone to seizures.[/box] I wanted a quick project to test out a how Adobe Edge Animate can work with flexible design and therefore responsive design. With the release of Edge Animate CC, it was the perfect opportunity to explore the new features and create something…

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Flash is Dead (Well, Sort Of)

HTML5

Although I do not believe for a moment Flash is truly dead, I do believe that Steve Jobs had it right. Check out his thoughts on Flash. [box size=”large” icon=”http://www.technkl.com/wp-content/uploads/quote.png”]”Flash was created during the PC era – for PCs and mice.” – Steve Jobs[/box] Flash was a great tool when it was king, and it remains…

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Work from high to low and clean that audio up

If you want the best possible audio when working with voice over, it’s important to record as cleanly as possible. Often overlooked is the post-recording process. If you have a high quality recording, there’s still some improvements to be made. Perform these two tips for the highest quality: Always work with the highest quality audio…

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Using the ‘rescale project’ option in Captivate

Here’s the problem you may experience when creating your next eLearning project: You have a pre-determined size that you must adhere to. For this example, you must adhere to a 800 x 600 project. How much recorded screen can you really fit inside an 800 x 600 work area? Not much. You can use a program…

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To round-trip or not to round-trip

One of those new buzzwords I hear a lot about these days are round-tripping features in rapid eLearning development tools. Some suites live up to their claim for full round-tripping better than others, but even the best can’t do it all. When working with complex modules that need features beyond one program’s capabilities, round-tripping does…

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