Instructional Design Portfolio

Instructional Design and Development

Design Document: Stereoscopic Imaging using DAZ Studio – This is an example of a design document that covers every piece of the ADDIE process.  Based on the initial needs assessment, I selected the most appropriate model and systematically constructed a complete course on creating stereoscopic images using 3D animation software.  I also created a plan for implementation and evaluation of the course so it could continuously improve. For two years I delivered this course at the Origins Game Fair.


Design Document – Stereoscopy

Design Document: Single Video Storyboard – This storyboard shows the basic structure of my first troubleshooting video.  The storyboard contained a thumbnail for each slide, a basic script for grouping the information, and a description of the resources used to produce each slide.  This served as a useful production tool for when the video was published.

This specific video — Troubleshooting Opens — can be found here.


Storyboard – Troubleshooting Video

Design Document: Interactive, Five Video Storyboard – This is a storyboard for a branching video series that expanded on the topic of troubleshooting.  For the interactive playlist, it also showed the navigation button destinations and arrangements.

The introduction to the branching videos starts here.


Storyboard – Branching Videos

Evaluation Document: Exam Review and Feedback Tool – This is an Excel spreadsheet I used to analyze the feedback from pre- and post-tests for a course on electrical safety and hold card procedures.  Learners took a pretest before the course to gauge their knowledge of the material, and then a post test to measure what they learned. The spreadsheet calculates the pass-rate for each question, and uses pivot tables to determine the most common incorrect answers.


Exam Review Document


Instructional Print Media Design

Educational Comic: The Language of Safety – In this comic I provide a brief introduction, a few examples of unsafe language, and conclude with a description of the possible consequences of unsafe work practices.Since taking the edutainment course in the Boise State EdTech program, I’ve become more aware of the educational comics in the real world. I now notice comics used to provide instruction in video game manuals, airplane safety manuals, religious tracts, and furniture instructions.


The Language of Safety

Educational Comic: DogStix 1 – This was a short, one-page comic designed to focus on affective learning. The goal is to educate learners on company policies regarding dogs in the yard.

DogStix Comic - Volume 1

DogStix Comic – Volume 1

Educational Comic: DogStix 2 – This was a short, one-page comic designed to focus on affective learning. The goal is to educate learners on company guidelines on walking over slippery surfaces.

DogStix Comic – Volume 2

DogStix Comic – Volume 2

Safety Poster: Stretching – I applied the lessons of the EdTech program to this project to produce posters on inclusion, diversity, and safety at my company.  These posters grab the attention of the viewers and convey the information in a way that is relevant to them.  Through strategic positioning at company locations, they are also able to reinforce the message through repetition.

A poster designed to provide on-the-spot information on stretching techniques to company employees.

The Art of Stretching

Safety Poster: Entering/Exiting the Vehicle – This poster was designed to show the learner the appropriate way to enter and exit a vehicle.

This is a poster designed to remind drivers that they should always enter and exit the vehicle by maintaining 3 points of contact and by always facing the vehicle.

Entering and exiting large vehicles


Video and YouTube Design

Introduction to Ladder Safety -This video teaches ladder safety rules and principles through a short cartoon.This video artifact was a team effort that took approximately one month to complete from conception to final revision.  My partner and I worked together on the research and the storyboarding.  At that point, I animated while my partner recorded the audio and worked on special effects.  As a portfolio piece this video demonstrates the ability to conduct research, storyboard, animate and combine multiple forms of media.


Video – Ladder Safety

Digital Storytelling: Catatonic – This is a video about the necessity of practice and behavior training when learning psychomotor skills.  It describes a time when I had to learn how to properly respond to a reactor plant shutdown, and how cognitive learning was not adequate when the body needed to respond to an alarming condition.  This project required me to tell a digital story using images and spoken words, and to publish it into a video format.  Digital storytelling is a useful teaching tool because it allows teachers to use simple content, such as printed or digital images, to produce compelling narrative.


Video – Catatonic

Branching Video: Basic Electrical Troubleshooting – For this project, I produced a set of short videos demonstrating a basic electrical troubleshooting process.  In this series of branching videos, I walk the viewer through the process of initial investigation, troubleshooting shunts, shorts, and opens.  These videos were developed to provide a learning tool to our students outside of the classroom, and to serve as examples to promote adoption of YouTube as a training tool.


Video – Branching Electrical Troubleshooting

Working in Workday Concept Videos – While working on an implementation of Workday, I developed training videos to explain new concepts, such as position management, roles, and business processes in the software.  These videos were initially developed as animated PowerPoint presentations to be walked through in a classroom, but the notes served as an effective script for a short video presentation.  All of the animations in these videos were all done in PowerPoint, and the final editing was done in Camtasia and/or Premiere.

This is a short video explaining how approvals work in Workday.

This is a short video explaining how approvals work in Workday.


Academic Papers and Personal Articles

Coherence Analysis – This paper is critique of the “Beginner’s Guide to Making Comics” video that I developed in the EdTech program at Boise State University.  The video was created during one of my early classes and many of the e-learning multimedia principles were unknown to me at the time.  Always one to critique my own work, I decided to rip apart one of my earlier videos during my final class. While I am still generally pleased with the final product, it does have some limitations as an instructional video.  CoherenceThumbnail
The Building Blocks of Imagination – This paper begins by providing a brief overview of constructivism, and posits that the model of the universe we build depends, in part, on the way we visualize that model. Research has shown several factors, such as language, physical perception, and preconditioned comparisons, can influence how we visualize natural phenomena. This paper describes applicable research in these areas, and suggests that further research can help us to form a clearer understanding of the background mechanism that affect visualization, and thus affect the constructivist model


The Building Blocks of Imagination