Checking in and going back

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This, apparently is a “Happy businesswoman”…

Yeah…so, about a week after I wrote that last blogpost, I had an interview with my old mates at Thomson Reuters. There was an opening for a role that was fairly similar to my old role from years ago, but with a new boss, new structure, and working on a knotty project that would require me to come up with some really creative learning solutions.

 

Oh, and a bit more money.

It turned out that I had missed the old place; the temperamental kettle taps, the meetings about meetings, the orange…so much orange… So, I’ve been back at Thomson Reuters for several months now. I’ve got more creative freedom and a bit less responsibility – in fact I’ve been told to be less intense.

So there you go, that’s the career update. But I wanted to show this:

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It’s a video showing how to create an origami flower. I like origami. But I really just wanted to note how they use overlays and non-verbal cues to instruct the user on creating a very complicated paper flower. ┬áThe music is…well..it reminds you that you’ve still got a video running.

It made me think, how could you do it better?

Could you, say, add a menu, so you can go back to cue points and re-run sections on folds. Perhaps a bit of navigation? Does it really need that music?

 

 

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Well, hello there! A quickie from Brightwave

No, I haven’t been around for a while. In fact, my personal blog is even more shamefully out of date. I hope to get back into the swing of blogging soon, but I’ve just started a new job with a huge training company, and I need to get myself settled in. The role offers lots of opportunity to get very creative with different types and styles of learning.

So, today’s link is from Brightwave. They discussed how they’ve been using interactive video in their learning, particularly in getting users engaged and up and running.