Category: Interactive Content

Hi all, I’ve been working mainly on two projects over the past few months, both of which have just crossed the finish line: Two films for Edinburgh and Belfast’s 20mph project and a special animation for the new Climate Solutions MOOC. For this post, I’ll focus on the Climate Solutions video.

Extreme close-up of Stewart's right eye showing redness and dilated pupil.

After five major eye surgeries for a detached retina I’ve written a new reflective blog post describing my experiences to date. I’ve illustrated my vision loss for each medical procedure and current condition to potentially help others going through similar medical journeys.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Welcome back. I hope you are (reasonably) well and that spring and the return of the sun is making your lives a little bit brighter. Regardless, thank you for tuning in on another blog post about the We Have Great Stuff – Volume 3 colouring book. Teaching for this semester is over, and I cannot […]

Critical notice regarding Adobe Flash Since Adobe no longer supports Flash Player, Adobe strongly recommends all users immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems. Please note the University of Edinburgh is actively working with our NHS Scotland and NHS England South partners to develop a new post-Flash version of this e-learning resource. You […]

Oxen pulling plough with two farmers standing behind them.

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first day of the Chinese New Year will be on Friday, 12th February, which is the Year of the Ox. To celebrate this festive occasion we decided to create a special colouring book illustration. Our first port of call was the University of Edinburgh’s Image Collection, where there are over 40,000 images published by the […]

St Cecilias Hall facade

Reading Time: 3 minutes Welcome back. I hope you are (reasonably) well (or maybe just surviving) in these difficult times. Regardless, thank you for tuning in on another blog post about the We Have Great Stuff – Volume 3 colouring book. It’s a new year and a new semester. But 2021 has not gotten off to the great start […]

Cartoon illustration of somebody holding a map where X marks the spot.

Adobe first announced in July 2017 their intention to stop updating Flash player at the end of 2020. There are still quite a number of e-learning websites which use Flash for interactive content such as animations, quizzes and games. These will stop working for most people from January 2021 when Adobe will start blocking Flash […]

LEGO elf minifigure presenting news bulletins in a blizzard from Santa’s Workshop, North Pole

I had a great time attending our virtual festive office party this week. A kind team of University colleagues designed a creative agenda, stuffed full of genuine LOL moments for us all. Inclusive event Traditionally we’d all have a wee quiz and fancy meal in an Edinburgh restaurant. For 2020, our virtual equivalent had some… Continue reading Virtual elf benefits

Bristo Square sketch

Reading Time: 3 minutes Welcome back to the We Have Great Stuff – Volume 3 colour book-project. In this post, I will tell and show what we have been up to as well as offering insights into my working practice of turning pictures into sketches. So, I took my own advice from my last post: I went on a […]

My Animal Crossing avatar viewing an in-game representation of nine gastropods collected by Darwin

Following on from a post earlier this year, I wanted to revisit the video game Animal Crossing and import University artworks I had recently discovered whilst working on a brand-new digital exhibition. Carlyle Circle digital exhibition The Carlyle Circle was formed in 1990 to bring together and thank everyone who pledges to leave a legacy to the […]

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