For the past four years I've been working as a multimedia & interactive designer on contract for NASA. My job was to design and produce every page of interactive web-based training, using Powerpoints passed to me from instructional designers as wireframes of the proposed course structure and content. The Powerpoints contained bullet points, suggestions for visuals, and voice-over narration. It was up to me to fill the screen with graphics, text and animations while the narration was read. I created illustrations, tables, and diagrams; edited custom and stock photography; designed handouts for print where necessary; programmed interactive links and ways to deliver additional information; and animated everything wherever possible with the idea of focusing attention as much as I could. Everyone knows eLearning can be boring, especially when the subject is technical in nature, and our team was often praised by our client for going above and beyond to deliver the best courses we could. I was lucky to work with such a talented team.
Here are highlights from a recent course titled Hazard Analysis for Practitioners. It features some scenario-based training as well as a game of "spot the hazard". While every course our team created was made with federal standards for accessibility in mind (requiring the information be delivered in multiple streams, so visually- or otherwise-disabled learners weren't disadvantaged), sound has been removed from these highlight reels to keep videos brief and high-level, and to protect IP.