This week I took on two Articulate challenges: One featuring bingo, and one featuring Pantone’s new color(s) of the year for 2016.
Pantone has been choosing a color of the year since 2000. I wanted to look back at all of them and make a game where you try to match each one with its name. Add the seductive allure of bingo and it’s “go” time.
David Anderson had supplied a few inspiration pieces in the bingo challenge, and I liked the way the LA Times laid out their Academy Awards bingo game. There was room on the side to add more info – or in my case quiz questions – in a nice, clean way.
Since Pantone’s current-year colors are Rose Quartz and Serenity – and since featuring them was part of the challenge – I only used shades and tints of those colors to build the game. The only other colors are the subjects of the quiz questions.
To keep it as sleek as possible, I only posed one question at the beginning. That sentence, along with the easily recognizable bingo layout, explains the entire interaction and doubles as the question for each quiz choice.
Unfortunately, I found Pantone’s idea of cool color names to be a big snooze. Too bad, because that meant my bluffs needed to be pretty middle-of-the-road too. (Though I worked in a few to keep myself entertained.)
It’s built in Storyline 2 on one slide with roughly a gabillion layers. I used a spreadsheet to keep the details of each color (name, year, Pantone number, RGB and hex values, where I used them in the grid, etc.) easy to find. It also helped enormously when tracking each one and creating triggers.
Ready to Color Your World?
Give it a try! I predict a colorful Pantone “Bingo!” in your near future.