This week’s Articulate challenge is to use toys to help tell a story in e-learning. My toys were game, so we went for it.
The toys I grabbed for the challenge were a little funny-looking, so for contrast I put them into a perfectly serious staff meeting.
I exploited what might be their challenges if they really worked in an office, then built the learning points around that.
I took still shots of each character and had to work at getting the right angles, lighting, images sizes, etc. It took a few tries, but I eventually got what I wanted. I especially like the over-the-shoulder and head-on shots.
Though I wrote the script, I decided to ask Dan Sweigert if he’d do the voices. Lucky for me, he did – and I recorded it directly into Storyline.
The Benefit of Using Toys
Even in a quick demo like this it’s easy to see that using toys to mimic real-life touchy situations makes it easier to address them, and adding humor never seems to hurt.
Time to Play!
Ready to see how this meeting went? You can attend it right here.