This Articulate challenge is to take an existing infographic and make it interactive.
I chose this one because of its simplicity and because I could picture how to make the Venn-diagrammatic intersections of each choice (Fast, Cheap, Great, and Free) interactive.
It also seemed relevant since we’re always discussing image quality and sourcing.
3-D Chess, Anyone?
This infographic looks pretty easy to recreate, right? Well, not only were the colors and transparencies of the circles and intersections a challenge to imitate, but because of the interactivity I needed to have multiple images layered on top of one another in Storyline. It felt like I was building a 3-D chess board where the layers of color and transparency had to be kept in a delicate yet precarious balance. Quite the brain-bustery brain buster.
After the intro slide, everything is on one slide. There’s just one layer for “Try Again”, which means the rest of the interaction is completely controlled by states and conditional variables. Though not as thoroughly brain-busting as the visuals were, it was a good challenge.
I was really happy with my “Try Again” design, by the way. I loved that I got it to blend so nicely into the existing design, it gave me the chance to add some colors that helped balance the existing scheme, and I like the functionality of it.
Try it Out!