This project was an initiative I took after speaking with the global employee scientists who were our online learners. These folks worked in small branch and distributor offices around the world and they often would have to support a product without having seen or touched the components. So with this project I planned to prototype a method to experience a typical group of products bundled as a kit. The animation was completed and included in an online, asynchronous training course.
[2008 :: Adobe Flash - sound & voice, interactive exploration]
(click on the image to view the actual Flash movie)
I employed a fun variety of tools to assemble this project. The photography was quite a challenge. I build a custom stand to support the bottles with very thin wire and photograph each bottle in 8 positions of rotation. It was also difficult to get the level of the liquid to appear inside of white bottles and so I experimented with a variety of background colors and illumination to have the amount of reagent in each bottle plain to see. Assembling the audio and visual elements in Flash was comparatively easy.
I really enjoyed making this animation, but leadership decided that it took too long to produce and no other similar projects were started. The learners really enjoyed it and anecdotally reported that it was very effective for understanding what customers on the phone might be holding in their hands.