“Hands-on Heart” was an interactive online application that I created while I was a graduate student at Stanford University. I was funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to build an application that helped students learn about the complexities of the human cardiac cycle. It allowed students to explore cause & effect relationships between the various factors that influence heart function and to form an accurate mental model of how the heart worked. What made it unique when compared to conventional classroom teaching at the time (1998) was that students learned by self guided exploration and through interaction with a virtual online heart.
• Presentation Slides (pdf, 3.9mb)
Interactive Map with US National Archive Reports
“WWII and the World It Made” was a documentary and multimedia package published by Stanford University Press. It was based on a series of lectures from Pulitzer Price winning historian, David Kennedy. The package used interactive multimedia applications created in Flash, video lectures, online text chats with David Kennedy, and documents from the US National Archives to teach David Kennedy’s interpretation of WWII.
I was the multimedia lead for this project responsible for the development of the package and interactive applications. It was an enjoyable project and gave me a taste for working with camera operators, sound crew, and editors.