The University of Melbourne Flash Learning Objects

I worked at The University of Melbourne in a group of educational multimedia professionals that included programmers, graphic designers, photographers and video production crew. At its best it was a dream job with people who care about what they do, clients who are sometimes the best in their fields and the time and resources to develop award winning subjects. I was employed as a Flash programmer/designer but I did all sorts of things including project management, scoping, site architecture, HTML, CSS, javascript, user experience design, interaction design, directing and acting.

Microscopes

 

Compound Microscopes

I project managed the Compound MIcroscopes project to train first year biology students how to use the complex equipment before going into the lab to use the real thing. Delivered with custom video, Flash and integrated into Blackboard, the project was a great success. The team at Melbourne University worked together to make it happen for Professor Dawn Gleeson.

Godzilla

 

Godzilla Intro Animation | Godzilla Underwater Portal | Godzilla Database Room

Godzilla was a fantastic project for Angela Ndalianis and Wendy Haslem from Unimelb's Communication and Screen Culture Course. We had not much on at the time so the various elements got plenty of love and attention. I think it shows. Concept Gavin Leys, Gordon Yau and me. Graphics Gavin Leys. Score Alex Steves. Animation and extra toys by me.

PhroggereD

 

PhroggereD

PhroggereD is a game designed to lighten the very serious business of getting a postgraduate degree. The subject, Postgraduate Essentials, won a couple of prestigious educational awards. I'm proud of this little game because it was my idea, realised with the help of our lovely graphic designer Judy McCombe. Use the arrow keys to get your degree.

Stereotype Busters  

Stereotype Busters

Stereotype Busters we created this game for the Early Childhood Centre. It attempts to break down stereotypes by challenging undergraduate students to question their assumptions. It took us several attempts to come up with a game that was politically correct while being somewhat fun. The CD version of the material won a Victorian Multicultural Excellence in Education award in 2007. Graphics by Jo Rye

Sound System  

Sound System

This Flash training module gives students the chance to cable a sound system without crawling around on the floor. It was really challenging to code but the client loved it. The only problem was the kids liked it so much he couldn't get them to stop playing with it lol. Graphics by Gavin Leys

Sound and Action  

Sound and Action

Students attempt to play music at the correct time and volume when prompted by a Director's cue. Graphics and animation by Gavin Leys

Chook!  

Chook Animation

This Flash animation, created for an Avian Health subject, shows how the avian flu virus can be transmitted and spread. I had great fun animating the chook and the clients loved it. I reckon when you get paid to animate a chook sneezing, you've made it. Initial chook by Chris Hanger