Heroes: The Splendid Insights of Mr Smiles
The Heroes interactive learning resource was produced for the National Library of Scotland.
Mark Haddon developed an easy to use interactive animation feature that made the subject matter, which might otherwise have been difficult for the target audience to engage with, into en entertaining and enjoyable learning experience.
Flash SWF isn't used anymore as an online delivery mechanism, but at the time in allowed an unprecedented degree of interctivity. While the site is no longer online, I've kept it in my portfolio because the visual quality of the site as represented in these creeen grabs still has value. The animation was created around a series of six stories derived from the writing of Samuel Smiles. Period images were animated in a comic-book style. The end result allows insight and critical evaluation of Victorian values through an engaging and colourful website.A screengrab from the Flash animation