interaction design

A useful checklist for realistic interactions

screen shot of sample interactio using the STACK checklist

  We pride ourselves at SmartBuilder Consulting on designing elearning that focuses on performance: helping learners do the right thing at the right time. Performance is what counts – not just reading a few pages then passing a “quiz”, which is really a test of short-term memory, or worse, an exercise in making good guesses (tip … [Continue Reading]

Showcase: A Compliance Tell-and-test Makeover

It’s a good day in the world of instructional design when a client says, “We want your help making this boring training more interesting and interactive.” Even better is when they don’t just want interactivity, but meaningful interactivity. Barton Health requested exactly that with their HazCom training. The training had traditionally been driven by regulation … [Continue Reading]

DESIGN CHALLENGE #1 (part 4 of 4)

Create Learning Activities that Work

Screen shot of a prototype learning activity

This post is part of the Design Challenge series. If you need a refresher on the project we are discussing, look at Design Challenge #1 – Part 1 of 4: Meet Our First Challenger. In this post, you’ll get a chance to check out a couple activities that we’ve developed for the project, and hone … [Continue Reading]