Climbing to Creditville is an interactive eLearning simulation that helps people raise their FICO credit scores. I designed and developed the interaction as a graduate student using tools such as Articulate Storyline 360, Adobe Illustrator, and Audacity.
Link to prototype: https://elearningex.s3.amazonaws.com/ClimbingtoCreditville/story_html5.html
The prototype includes:
- Introductory video to set the scene and explain the game-based elements
- Interactive questions that have a direct impact on the in-game credit score
- Optional resources to help people make the right choices
I handled all instructional design, eLearning development, and narration for this project. Upon completion of the prototype, my professor at the time nominated me for an AECT award. They awarded me Outstanding Practice by a Graduate Student in Instructional Design at one of their annual conferences.
If I were to turn this prototype into a full experience, I would present each question in the form of an animated, narrated video. I would also build out 5 additional questions and multiple conclusion slides based off of what credit score you achieve.
Finally, looking back at this project over a year and a half later, I should’ve devoted more effort to making this project fully accessible, and I also should have made the animations faster.
Please contact me if you have any additional questions.