This interactive animation about the biology of skin color provides stop points at which students can further explore the material through additional text and illustrations, videos, questions, and simple interactive widgets.
Narrated by the world’s leading authority on the evolution of human skin color, Dr. Nina Jablonski, this animation describes how and where melanin is produced in our cells and what factors affect our skin color.
Working with content producers at HHMI Biointeractive, A3MG designed and programmed this customized video player and content pages.
This project has been designed to comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility guidelines and includes video subtitles and an audio description (AD) version of the animation.
The Lizard Evolution Virtual Lab was developed by a team of scientists, educators, graphic artists, and film makers to explore the evolution of the anole lizards in the Caribbean. A3MG provided interface design and graphics as well as the programming of BioInteractive’s latest virtual lab.
The virtual lab includes four modules that investigate different concepts in evolutionary biology, including adaptation, convergent evolution, phylogenetic analysis, reproductive isolation, and speciation. Each module involves data collection, calculations, analysis and answering questions.
This Web app was designed and programmed by A3MG for HHMI’s BioInteractive. This fun activity tests students’ ability to distinguish between two species of finches living on the island of Daphne Major based on how they sound and look.
A3MG worked with a team of scientists, science writers, and teachers to produce this virtual lab for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. A3MG created the 3-D illustrations, interactive sequences, and overall graphics. The lab was programmed using web standards allowing it to run on most modern browsers and mobile devices including the iPad.
The Stickleback Evolution Virtual Lab will introduce you to the science and techniques used to analyze the forms and structures of organisms—in particular, the pelvic structures of the threespine stickleback fish (Gasterosteus aculeatus). The lab includes three experiments in which you will collect and analyze data using photographs of living fish specimens and fossils.
Awards: 2013 Communicator Awards; Silver Award of Distinction
A3MG provided art direction and graphic design on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s 2012 Holiday Lectures on Science poster, Earth Evolution: The Intersection of Geology and Biology. The poster won honorable mention in Science magazine’s 2012 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge in the category of Posters and Graphics and was featured in the February 1, 2013 issue of Science magazine.