As an instructional designer and educational content creator on YouTube, I spent several years perfecting the concept behind an interactive dissection video titled “Dorsal Anatomy,” which is now available on the platform. This video is not your typical dissection tutorial, as it features supplemental AR technology that enhances the learning experience for students.
To create this engaging educational content, I used Adobe Aero, a tool that many instructional designers and LXDs are not utilizing to its full potential. With Aero, I was able to create a highly realistic biological lab simulation that allows viewers to perform a virtual frog dissection without harming any living creatures.
In this first lesson, viewers may initially mistake the frog for a standard Google-type AR model. However, it is far more advanced, featuring multiple animations that can be triggered simultaneously, making the experience feel lifelike. Additionally, I developed my own variable system within Aero’s programming environment, which triggers a closing message and subscription pop-up after all the tasks are completed, further enhancing the educational experience for viewers.
Furthermore, this project was also a test in mobile optimization, as I noticed many other designers’ Aero experiences were bloated and hard to load. However, mine contains a multitude of models, graphics, sounds, and hundreds of lines of behavior code, yet it loads reliably and quickly because it is under 10 megabytes in size.
Overall, the “Dorsal Anatomy” interactive dissection video showcases how innovative technology like AR and Adobe Aero can be used to create engaging and interactive educational content that enhances the learning experience for students.