Two Truths and a Lie (#91)

A simple drag-and-drop interaction based on a common icebreaker game.

A simple drag-and-drop interaction based on a common icebreaker game.

I admit the eLearning Challenges are fun; almost too fun. They are distracting. Between contracts, I should be working on my portfolio site, marketing, networking and business development… The challenges, I tell myself, hone my Storyline skills and give me content for my portfolio site (which barely exists at this point).

This week’s challenge is based on an icebreaker game often used in instructor-led training. Come up with three statements about yourself, one of which is false. Share them with your classmates and see who can guess which one is the lie.

A simple drag-and-drop interaction based on a common icebreaker game.

A simple drag-and-drop interaction based on a common icebreaker game.

Click the image to launch the interaction.

This had me digging up old negatives and I started scanning them along with a bunch of old slides. (I have a lot of old slides!)

For this challenge, I took a favourite photo of me and uploaded it into color.adobe.com to give me a colour palette. I’ve been reading a design book and have applied the Golden Ratio to my layouts.

This is the palette created from my photo.

Upload a photo to Color.Adobe.com to create a colour palette.

I also configured the player to show only the volume control and made it the main colour. This is good practise for my next gig for which I get to develop a brand new template for a series of training modules!

Use "Advanced Color Editing" to make buttons and icons match the module.

Although subtle and time-consuming, making colours match increases the professionalism of the product.

I also wanted to improve on “Conversations”, challenge #90. I thought I could do better, so included some audio with this one; scripted, of course. This time I created one Audacity file and then used the “Export Selected Audio” option to create .MP3 files for each of the Storyline slides. This is a faster workflow. I learned the keyboard shortcut to import audio files: Alt + N (to get the Insert menu), then O, to choose audio file.

Select the chunk of audio, then use the Export Selected Audio option.

I use the “Export Selected Audio” option to create the MP3 files I need.

Two Truths and a Lie; a Storyline drag-and-drop interaction.

Click the image to launch the interaction.

As much fun as they are, my challenge responses may slow down. My new contract starts tomorrow and I’m going to be busy! It’s been a great summer!

 

 

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