Climate Clues is educational software to teach high school students
and teachers about the different research methods surrounding climate history. Funded by
NASA, our research group designed and is currently developing this web-based application that
will allow teachers (and eventually their students) to log in and simulate the experience of
surveying, collecting, and analyzing core samples from coral in the Pacific. At the end of the
experience the interactors will be able to see how the data fits into existing climate
history plots and what implications this has on climate change.
Climate Clues is being developed by the ADAM Lab at Georgia Tech, headed by Brian
Designer: I design mechanics and features of the interaction. I also design
UI layouts and create wireframes to send off to artists. I also write much of the text and dialog
for the interaction. Videographer: I storyboarded and produced the first four tutorial videos that
go into the application, including the initial welcome and overview video. I had to find a balance between
teaching the real way this research actual happens, what the interactors need to know to successfully complete the
interaction, and not creating a video that was too long.