Interface and Content Design: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, Broderbund Software
Interface designs & content illustration
Interface designs and content illustrations (including animation frames) for a well-known typing education program. The product consists of a variety of gaming scenarios designed to enhance the learning experience for typing students through fun graphics and animations.

All work was created using a combination of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks.

Art Direction: Sheila Zwettler (for Zemnott)
Skill and speed in typing help to keep a steam-punk dirigible aloft and on course for a journey to the seven wonders of the ancient world.
A space-themed shooter based somewhat upon the Asteroids arcade game. Typing speed and accuracy help to destroy space junk.
On-screen keyboard interface with speed & skill indicator panel. Keyboard letters were added by the program and changed with language settings.
Typing skills keep the car on course and typing speed accelerates the vehicle in this road race game.
This game is based upon a musical American Idol-styled concept. Typing skills keep the singing characters on key and in synch. An earlier scoring interface design is depicted here.
In this game a hungry chameleon sits ready to gobble up any of the ants carrying a mis-typed letter or symbol.
Similar to Pac Man, this game involves navigating a maze and correctly typing the words encountered along the way.