April 26, 2006
Frames per Second (FPS), also called "frame rate," is the number of
still, distinct images displayed per second to trick our eyes into
believing objects are moving.
It is a metric of fluidity.
A normal television show in the States (NTSC TV) is broadcast at 30
April 25, 2006
In interactive media, such as a computer game or DVD, an Easter egg
is a piece of bonus content that is in someway "hidden," and yet
still accessible by a user. The content can be a message, a hidden
level, even designer art. The Easter egg is initially found by
April 22, 2006
Perhaps the most important "Big
Skill" is leadership.
It certainly is the Big Skill to which I have put the most personal
research, captured in the below diagram from page 9 0f
this Learning Circuits article (email me if you want a copy of
the chart as a nice power...
April 21, 2006
The pairing of frustration and resolution is at
the heart of, well, probably everything to do with life and
But if you look at two example, frustration/resolution in passive
stories and frustration/resolution in simulations, you can see why,
as I mulled earl...
April 20, 2006
I have given my share of speeches on simulation in the last six
months. And I have come to a casual observation. It is the
people who have been in the training profession for less than three
years that actually make simulations happen in their
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