I’m so happy to have taken part in the Weekly challenge #43 “Interactive org chart”, that I’d like to contribute with my thoughts of what I learned about this topic.
If we analyse how the info and images were displayed in all the demos shared in the challenge, I think we could recognize three basic layouts:
Team Member photos:
Depending on the number of participants; the options are: group or individual pictures. While the group picture visually gives the appearance of companionship, it is also more static. Individual pictures are easier to arrange within the screen, we can add different transitions and backgrounds.
Inspired by some good examples I found in the amazing community E-learning Heroes, I decided to build four examples for introducing members of a team.
For the first slide “Team Picture”, I replicated the example Create a snapshot focus effect by Linda Lor.
The second slide “Organizational Chart” can be used to show hierarchy within a company. This could be a good resource for a new employee induction course; every picture includes a short welcome message.
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I basically got fun with the slide “Sport Team”. The focus for this sample is to emphasize player’s positions. I could have chosen any sport, but I realised having less than 7 players, it was easier to arrange the pictures on the playing field.
Last slide TV Channel can be used to give a quick overview of the different teams or departments in a company. For building this example, I combined two great ideas: The collage image by Tom Kuhlmann and Tabs interaction-meet the team by Montse Anderson.
Images are public from Photl.com and all names contained are fictional and included as example only.
Let’s meet the teams!