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How many staff are you likely to have working on a project at one time?
For rapid e-learning, up to 3 graphic designers we’ve found is an optimum amount.
One instructional designer and a project manager and then a QA person to test what’s being put in there. As well as someone to build the content.
So, a few people.
Do you believe it is important to use specialists from various different fields?
What we want to achieve at Make Sense, it isn’t necessarily though essential for everyone. We’ve worked with clients and support clients who do everything in-house and so they may not have different skills sets to create a project. And that really depends on what they want to do.
We just pride ourselves in the creative process and design approach. And hopefully, that makes us quite distinctive and brings value on certain projects, but it is by no means essential.
The kind of roles and specialists we would work with and bring in are scriptwriters who may have a different tone of voice. So, if you want to create something that’s very dialogue-driven, there’ll be one scriptwriter who is better than someone who does very technical content.
The same will go for kind of graphic designers too, illustrators with a certain style that lends itself to a certain project and target audience.
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If you use a generic tool will your learners be less engaged?
If you’re going to create a lot of learning in an organisation and it all looks the same, then essentially we feel that your learner won’t be engaged with that content and just switch off because they’ll be desensitised.
So, really using tools which can help you create a different flavour and twist and experience each time, at minimum effort of course, is in our opinion a very valuable thing.
What steps are you taking to maintain a high-level of performance beyond 2014?
A key motivation of ours is to think ahead and provide solutions that are fully future-proofed for our clients so that they can get the best of both worlds. Good quality content that engages their learners and is proven to do so, but also content that’s delivering on mobile devices, tablets and is compatible with a range of technologies – not only now but in the future, too.
So, you know, keeping up with the technology and safeguarding our clients’ interests is essential to us.