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Recent Work

BUSINESS MATH

What do you do when you have an existing staff training, but the topic is math-based and employees just keep getting stuck? This leads to frustration, for your learners and you.

For this client, industry-specific math was the topic, and the answer was to present the content in a way that was a lot more visual and much less overwhelming. This allowed the employees to have a friendlier user experience and retain more of the knowledge.

WHAT WE DID:

  • We extracted relevant content from the old materials and new videos of their internal experts. We took that information, broke it down, and simplified it.

  • We used white board animation to display the equations and concepts in an easily digestible format.

  • We put that into a new user-friendly interface.

  • We upgraded the administrative experience by offering learners more support during the course — i.e. more practice, more feedback.

  • We included multiple adaptive features to create a more personalized experience based on each learner's starting knowledge.

  • The content is now chunked into multiple modules. 

INTERVIEW SIMULATION

Interviewing new hires is critical to business success. Hiring and onboarding new people is expensive, and there are also legal risks. In other words, rookie mistakes can be costly.

 

The goal of this training is to allow employees to practice interviewing and making hiring decisions with no risk to the company.

WHAT WE DID:

  • We built a complex branching eLearning module that allows learners to freely mock-interview candidates in a low-risk setting.

  • This interview simulation allowed hiring managers to practice interviewing by interacting with three potential job candidates.

  • Learners received feedback on both their question selection and hiring decisions. Real-life repercussions were presented at several key learning moments. For example, if the learner “asks” an illegal question in the module, they get immediate feedback. If they hire the wrong person they are told what will happen. If they choose something legally risky, they are told the company could be sued.

  • This custom course was aligned with the client's interview process and job descriptions.

PRODUCTION FLOOR SAFETY SERIES

You’re a thoughtful, smart company that truly cares about the wellbeing of its employees. Plus, injuries and accidents are just plain expensive!

 

That was the case for this client. The goal was to build training that created a safe and positive environment for the workers and reduced risk to the company.

WHAT WE DID:

  • We upgraded their safety content to make it more memorable and easier to digest.

  • We created a simple design that allows learners to focus on critical safety information. Topics such as safe lifting, banding, and miter saw safety were covered.

  • This series of modules was produced in both video and interactive formats (and in English and Spanish) to increase flexibility in reaching the target audience.

  • We utilized their camera and cell phone footage of their production floor. No video crew required!

INTERNAL MARKETING

Have you ever had to launch a new process or procedure at your company? What about increasing employee engagement with the company’s goals or brand values?

 

If you have, you know what a challenge it can be to communicate all this to your employee base so that they actually remember it and take action.

 

In this case, our client was launching a new off-the-shelf training platform for their employees, and needed a way to increase awareness and drive engagement with the new program.

WHAT WE DID:

  • We leveraged their network to find out what type of communication plan was the best fit. Then we researched the platform and linked it to the learners' needs.

  • We decided on the angle for the communication, and we created a 90 second advertisement telling the staff about the new training platform. It was accompanied by an email with recommendations on how to use the program.

  • The ad was humorous and engaging, and it showcased the program site with specific steps.

  • We created seven versions of the file with localized screen captures for the client to fully localize.

  • It was completed under-budget and ahead of deadline.

STORY BASED EXAMPLE

This was another example of an eLearning built for internal marketing. Our client was rolling out a huge internal process change that would be taught to the employees with a live, instructor-led training. They wanted to create an online pre-learning course to go with the live training.

Unfortunately for this company, they had worked with a different designer who had already built everything, and they were not happy with the results. They had only two months until launch and needed the content ready ASAP.

WHAT WE DID:

  • We rebuilt everything in a new tool that better suited the device requirements.

  • We gave it a Mission Impossible theme, which aligned with the company's other communication assets.

  • We created a story that tied all three modules together.

  • The learners progressed through the mission and were presented with content and challenges as they completed the journey.

  • We added suspenseful elements. We also found creative ways to tell the story in a first person style, such as the learner being shown a door and then seeing their own shadow against it.

  • We made it more mobile-friendly.

  • We were mindful and organized considering the short timeline.

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