Airports, malls, office buildings: elevators and escalators are everywhere. If you need a smooth and efficient way of going up or down a level, these marvels of modern engineering are your best bet.
In addition to their physical utility, these machines are also particularly well-suited to metaphors, acting as a symbolic representation of the story arc of any eLearning scenario playing out in the foreground. Cutout characters can be placed in escalator or elevator environments to illustrate concepts like progression, development, improvement and more, due to the very literal raising and lowering that takes place.
In this scenario, you meet a team of businesspeople as they hash out the finer points of a discussion onboard the escalator in their office building.
With an opening slide showing the whole team (comprised of cutout characters Brad, Tasha, Tracy, and Ian) and various shots of each of them as they ascend the staircase, you can follow the team as they see their goal from start to finish.
Each character is given their own exit at the top the escalator, allowing for one more opportunity to recap the specifics of the journey they’ve taken together.
An elevator is also a straightforward metaphor for progression and change but has the added utility of working as an opportunity to show an “elevator pitch” scenario. An “elevator pitch” is the term given to a short and punchy sales pitch, bringing to mind the experience of coincidentally meeting a possible client or employer in the elevator and pitching your idea in the brief time it takes for you to both reach your destination.
This conversational scenario template features cutout characters George and Shelly as they share an elevator ride, discussing a potential business venture together. Multiple poses and angles are used, giving you the ability to string the images together in any sequence that makes sense with your scenario’s narrative.
If you’d like to use different cutouts in your scenario, you can find a wealth of characters to choose from included in your purchase of Lectora Inspire!