November 10, 2006

Interactivity: Mission 2

My mission is to make a website-looking Flash document into an interactive piece of sweetness.

I have decided to try a few things with the expansion of this project. I am going to make a Catholic Social Teaching treasure hunt through my presentation. The premise of my presentation is to be both an informed reader of the articles and the Catholic Social Teaching quotes throughout the presentation. However, being an informed reader through the presentation is not easy. I plan to hide the quotes and additional information in the photos that fill the background of each scene. The start of the presentation will have a glowing area, as suggested by Dr. Jerz and Stephan, that the reader can chose to click or not.

After clicking the button, a message will appear to start the hunt. If the reader does not click on this, on the conclusion scene, a message will appear saying that the reader is not informed and cannot make a sound judgment. However, I am not sure how I am going to link them all together so that a "score" of sorts will remember how many of the quotes/facts were found.

My guess is I'm going to really delve into Action script. Joy. I have a feeling some of this will help.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at November 10, 2006 11:53 AM | TrackBack


I've already told you I love what you have so far. From a creative standpoint, I love the use of color in your presentation. I like how you're using photos instead of blocks of color as your backdrop.

Do you really want the reader to have a score, though? Are you going to run it on some sort of point system?

I liked your idea of becoming an "informed reader" when you win. Maybe instead of points (not sure if that's what you are even planning to do) you could have a message that pops up that says they have not been completely informed yet and to keep searching, something along those lines.

Keep up the excellent work, can't wait to see your finished product.

Posted by: Stormy at November 10, 2006 2:01 PM

That's a great idea, Stormy. I didn't really want points, either. I think the only thing that is going to trip me up is the action script management of this thing.

Posted by: Amanda at November 10, 2006 4:48 PM
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