is a web based simulation demonstrating changes that can occur to peat
wetland under three situations; the wetland is flooded, the wetland is
left alone; the wetland is drained of its water. This simulation
was supposed to be in the 'See & Do Activities' section of the Wetlands
It was created using
Macromedia Director and then Shockwaved for use in the web. This
is a first attempt of the wetlands project to explore the possibility of
designing animated multimedia simulation for the web.
volunteered as an intern for the wetland project during Summer and Fall
1997 for the Center of Excellence in Education.
|My Role||I was
part of a team in the wetland project, which comprised a content expert,
software advisor, graphic artist and sound expert. I played all the
roles of the ID process for this product. The other members of the
team contributed their expertise when necessary like checking for accuracy
of simulation, creating the final graphics and sound according to my specification
and giving tips on alternative programming codes.
|Focus On||Design, taking into account the tradeoff between creating a complex animation and containing file size in order to reduce loading time (well, I found out the hard way that size does matter).|