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Topics and House Styles for Custom Short Sims

Example 1

Interpersonal Skills (with Clients, Patients, and Co-Workers) using Pen and Ink

The pen and ink style puts learners at ease, increasing receptiveness and empathy.


Certification Skills using Props

A prop style is ideal for showing highly specific steps.  Greatly increases the comfort previously only achievable in face-to-face equipment demonstrations, hands-on software experience, and technical labs.



Activities in Physical Space using Isometrics

An isometric style is used when a physical situational awareness needs to be developed, such as in safety and orientation programs.  


Another Physical Space Example



Interpersonal Processes using Vectors

A vector style emphasizes formality, structure, and established interpersonal processes.  This approach can use isometric graphics for transitions and establishing shots.



Abstract Relationships using Conceptual Props

An abstract prop style (aka "sandbox") is best for motivated learners, developing deep conviction around systems thinking.  They can be used for foundational understanding, such as here, and also broader ideas, ideal for class pre-work, such as in the linked example below. 


Another Abstract Example


Anchor 1

Aldrich and his work have been featured in...


On Short Sims...

On Aldrich's Simulation Work...

"You know what I wish? If we had it to do over, I wish that the 'e-Learning' business had started with this. That this was the first thing trainers and training departments and creators of authoring tools had seen."

   - Jane Bozarth, Director of Research, The Learning Guild

"Aldrich has done it again.  He has created a solution that makes the room go quiet."

   - Karl Kapp, Instructional Technology Professor,  Bloomsburg University


House Style: Vector

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