Canadian Nuclear: Interactive Outreach Initiative

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has a mandate to educate the Canadian and public on what Nuclear really means in society - applications, history, benefits and risks. CNSC Online was a nascent concept that we implemented as a series of modules that combine 3D animation, 2D illustration, interactive content, simulations, and games. Complex concepts were reinterpreted and distilled into core ideas reinforced by interactivity and made available on desktop and mobile.

Put it in the green bin:
city of Ottawa integrated campaign

This was a great project and had an impact where it counted: school age kids wanting to learn more about the new recycling programs in Canada's Capital. I was the Flash developer.

65 Years of Nuclear in Canada

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's 65th Anniversary project organized key events, historical documents and archives with the goal of providing access to the public in a visually compelling way. The final product is a central SQL database referencing over 1000 events, 6000 documents and 900 photos, with a front-end for kiosks and installation touch screens, and a W3C/WCAG compliant accessible HTML5 front end to Government of Canada specifications. Timeline events are presented as an animated, interactive wall of event tiles that can be customized by keywords and topics.

Airforce Mission Game

Canada's Air Force Conducts humanitarian missions to crisis zones throughout the world. I created a simulation to allow all ages to plan and execute a disaster relief mission. The simulation used real mission data to allow the player to assemble and plan every part of the mission while keeping complex subjects intuitive and accessible. Curriculum components including physics, geography, energy, social studies were all integrated. Training videos were also produced for teachers. The system is now deployed to web sites, USB promotion keys, and touch screens.

100 Years of Canadian Aviation

As part of the Centennial of Canadian Flight, A multi-platform, multi-client, and of course multi-media interactive was commissioned to bring together events, people, technology, organizations, and events. The app that was developed was cross platform for installation touchscreens at museums as well as web deployment. A webservice backend allowed easy update to content as it became available throughout the lifespan of the promotion.

Bookham Touchscreen Virtual Optics Lab

International tradeshows for high tech companies are a necessity, but hauling around 6-figures of demo equipment can be a showstopper if a single cable is forgotten. The solution was to make all the interactive lab components virtual using a touchscreen lab to simulate all the products and their performance. Lab video and data was captured and incorporated into an intuitive interface. The system was deployed in Europe and the US on touchscreen, plasma, and as a regularly updated CD-based sales tools.

Brightwell Microflow Technology

Start-ups have the best ideas and attract the most motivated, bright people you might ever meet. Brightwell needed to punch above its weight with its marketing collateral while assuring technical clients from many disciplines that their new technology was truly a step up from the competition. The interactive that was created combined a high-level overview of technologies with an interactive "try it for yourself" interface, while providing enough abstraction to future proof against the inevitable changes in the product's software and hardware design.

my role

Software architecture, jQuery front-end architecture and implementation, team lead for 3D, accessibility and touch screen, branding and style guide, ActionScript 3 using FlashBuilder

team

Our team grew to include experts from many areas of Nuclear and the core team included 3D design, HTML5 coders, writers, researchers.

result

All version launched on time and are currently installed at many nuclear-related sites across canada as touch screens, and tour as part of trade shows. The web and mobile content continue to grow based on the frameworks developed.

my role

Software architecture, ActionScript 3 using FlashBuilder, 3D Flash with Away3D, 2D and 3D Animation, Photoshop image editing, audio editing, web service architecture and Flash interface.

team

I had the privilege of working with the great talent at Highroad Communications. We had a full team in which I played the role of Flash developer, game architect and flash web services integrator.

result

We had tight deadlines coordinated with other media strategies, and had a successful, on-time launch of the bilingual site and edu-game.

my role

Software architecture, SQL database architecture and query design, middleware, HTML5, jQuery, ActionScript 3 using FlashBuilder, 3D Flash, Photoshop image editing, web service architecture and interface design, team lead.

team

I had the privilege of working with the amazing people at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, who had deep knowledge of history and enthusiasm to share it.

result

Both the Flash and HTML5 front ends were launched simultaneously and are maintained by CNSC staff via database updates. The project has been featured on the road as well as on the web

my role

Project lead, client liaison, software architect, Flash developer, simulation designer, graphic designer, 3D and sound director, photographer and videographer.

team

I had a great client at Air Force and a very talented team at gordon group marketing and communications. I managed an interdisciplinary group of four to provide content in-feeds as the simulation came together. Great timing and communication were key!

result

The humanitarian simulation was a success with teachers, kids, and adults. The bilingual launch was on time and on budget, and the sim is now being deployed for other platforms including touchscreens and USB keys. And yes, it works on Android!

my role

Project lead, client liason, software architect, Flash developer, interface designer, graphic designer, 3D director.

team

Bringing together so many people and resources was a team effort, with lots of time on the phone, museums field trips, photography, and production companies coordination. It was great fun. Client management by the great people at gordon group marketing and communications.

result

With the content rolling in, the project was deployed on schedule. It is currently in the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum touchscreen interactive rotation.

my role

Project lead, client liaison, software architect, Flash developer, interface designer, graphic designer, photographer and videographer.

team

Working with high tech clients means learning their technical language. The engineers, sales and marketing teams were a breeze to get along with, and the hardware installation at tradeshows ended up being a piece of cake because of some solid planning.

result

The product was updated regularly for international use and deployed to multiple platforms, including, touch, autoplay, CD, USB.

my role

Project lead, client liaison, software architect, Flash developer, interface designer, graphic designer, photographer 3D artist and animator.

team

The team consisted of me and the client marketing and engineering leads. We collaborated in tailoring a clear message that addressed a wide range of technical disciplines.

result

Delivered on time and with a focused budget, the product was featured online, at tradeshows, and as a computer-based sales tool.