Client | Jump Simulation
Date | May. 2022 – August 2022
Role | Graphic & Interface Designer
Jump Simulation is an extension of the OSF Health Care complex, responsible for training and innovation within the facility. Supported by PNC Bank, they run a Bedside Steam initiative to create learning material garnered for children who are staying long-term in the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
Our goal over this summer was to create a platform that would house STEAM content that would be accessible for a younger audience, as well as create content to fill this platform.
This broke our project down into three main tasks – create an engaging interface to house preexisting and future content, create all-new content for middle school levels, and design physical print material to engage with students and advertise STEAM off-screen.
my impact & role
Why Steam Stars?
Who is it for?
Why does it work?
activity books & kits
One of my bigger contributions to the team was the design and organization of a 50-page activity booklet. This book was made to educate children about the wide array of different careers in health care, complete with 22 careers, 20 activities, and 5 videos linked by QR code where a child could watch an interview with a medical professional.
I was also responsible for the layout and constructions of 6 different physical activities to be used as touch points for children and introduce them to digital STEAM content. These physical assets are being deployed throughout OSF.
The expectation with this project was to host the interface on a Canva document nested withing a Google Classroom. It was immediately obvious to us that this would not accomplish the interactivity nor accessibility that would be needed.
Students, especially post-pandemic, are increasingly harder to connect with and retain in an educational sense, as their attention span is significantly shortened.
The platform we are using to host the content itself is Rise 360, and is built for on-the-job training – not children’s education.
After extensive research, we found out that Storyline 360 – a program already included in the Rise 360 subscription – had all of the capabilities that we needed to make our platform engaging, accessible, and functional with little intensive customization.
We went through great effort to split up all of the content with images, gifs, videos, games, quizzes, card matching, and more.
We tried our best to make the information as digestible as possible. However, in the future if funding allows, we have suggested they try to shift to a different platform for a better experience.
In terms of interface and design, my team easily went above and beyond client expectations, delivering a graphic, responsive, animated site when only three months previous being presented with a Canva image stored inside a Google Classroom.
The activity booklet will begin replacing OSF merchandise at advertisement tables, offering something engaging for children and young adults alike who might be interested in healthcare or getting more involved with Jump.
At the end of the internship, we presented to our sponsors at PNC Bank. With OSF being a nationwide brand, they expressed interest in deploying knowledge of the website all throughout the United States, as well as the physical activity book.
special thanks to my team
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