Develop an updated information architecture and visual design for a next-generation online learning environment used by millions of client users. The system must incorporate adult learning principles and engage users with rich media layouts and interactivity.
The architecture had to provide a platform for wide-ranging domains of knowledge and levels of course-development intensity — from simple, low-cost boilerplate to complex, highly interactive material. Learners using the system could range from novice to expert. The content presentation would ideally leverage learners’ previous experience with the earlier platform and use existing interactive media assets while making room for all-new content types.
Develop the information architecture and visual design for an online learning environment optimized for short, media- and interactivity-driven visual content. The system must maximize content real estate to allow for complex interactions and multi-layered content presentation.
The Flash-based platform uses xml-driven sequencing and tracking of content to present a large, flexible space that accommodates video, interactivity, and visually rich, magazine-style text layouts. Low-cost, content-replaceable widgets are available for commonly used learning interactions, but the format also supports fully customized interactive pieces that range from procedural “choose your own adventure” video scenarios to immersive 3-D simulations.