Short Sims feel instantly familiar because they are based on the experiential learning we do everyday.
But, as they say, "It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken."
The Short Sims Pedagogy combines the best features of the 4 traditional simulation genres (virtual labs; interactive spreadsheets; branching stories; and simple games) identified by Clark Aldrich almost two decades ago in his groundbreaking 2005 book, Learning by Doing. .
Aldrich has added other essential elements, including coach characters, isometric and pen and ink graphics, a refined development process, a war on words, a consistent underlying action-centric grammar, and simple animation builds, just to name a few.
Every year, Clark Aldrich continues to radically evolve the pedagogy. So, while he brings decades of experience to every new sim, he also understands every client and situation needs new thinking.