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511 BYOD: Creating Unique and Engaging User Interactions (UI) with Storyline

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Thursday, April 21

Tracks: Development & Tools

Series: BYOD

Every day we interact with websites and mobile apps. Each is targetted to deliver a specific experience that sets the stage for what’s to come, engages you as a user, guides you where to click, and keeps you returning. These experiences are designed to surprise you with flashy visual elements while still being intuitively functional. If you want to go beyond simple next/back buttons in your course designs, finding inspiration for cleverly created user interface (UI) interactions is a great place to start.

This session will explore ideas for how outside inspiration can help you create innovative interactions in your eLearning projects. We’ll explore where to find award-winning UI designs and look further into how they are created. We will look at how many of these interactions can be recreated using Storyline. We will then use some creative and straightforward techniques beyond typical interaction design to build several of these interactions together that can be taken away to use as future templates for your projects. With a bit of creative thinking and some ingenuity, you can mimic and adopt these same interactions into various components of the learning experiences you are creating for your clients.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Where to find award-winning user interface designs for inspiration
  • Examine the individual elements within UI interactions and what their purpose is for the user/learner
  • How to identify which elements you can recreate in Storyline without the need for any special programming
  • Tips and techniques for building and mimicking UI interactive elements within Storyline
  • Build from scratch several unique and creative interactions that can be used as templates

Technology discussed:

Storyline 360 and/or 3

Participant technology requirements:

Laptop with licensed copy of Articulate Storyline 360/3 or a 60-day trial version. Internet/Wi-Fi connection (recommended as well).

Tracy Parish

Education Technology Specialist

Southlake Regional Health Centre

Tracy Parish is an education technology specialist for a regional health centre in the Greater Toronto area. She has a diverse educational background of computer programming, adult educational, and eLearning design and development, leading to an instructional design career. Tracy has over 15 years of experience in instructional design, development, and project management, as well as LMS implementation and administration. She is an active Articulate Community Hero, co-host of the Toronto Storyline User Group, and the webcast Nerdy Shop Talk, the Social Media/Marketing Director for the Canadian eLearning Conference, and a moderator of the weekly Twitter event #lrnchat.