Tom Snyder Productions Projects

Math Mysteries

clients/categories
K-12 EducationScholasticTom Snyder Productions

description
A five-part series of educational CD-ROMs teaching middle-school math within interactive mystery stories. Students move through a cartoon 3D world rich with odd characters to discover the climax of each story, solving math problems along the way. Winner of Apple Design Award. Served as writer, technical director, and designer for multiple aspects of product, including interactive 3D environment, Quicktime, QTVR, and non-linear story structures.

technical
Quicktime, Quicktime VR, Strata Studio (for 3D design)


PrimeTime Math

clients/categories
K-12 EducationTom Snyder Productions

description
PrimeTime Math is a six-part CD-ROM series that teaches middle-school math in real-world dramatic stories, including wilderness search and rescues, medical emergencies, crimes, and fires. Developed curriculum materials, as well as co-designing the story content, and other media.

technical
Quicktime, Sorenson/Cinepak video compression


Rainforest Researchers

clients/categories
K-12 EducationTom Snyder Productions

description
Rainforest Researchers uses dramatic real-life stories, conveyed with video and animation, to teach collaborative problem solving to middle-school students. Co-designed curriculum materials, game flow, and animated content that served as humorous breakpoints in the gameplay.

technical
Quicktime, Sorenson/Cinepak video compression


Thinking Reader

clients/categories
K-12 EducationScholasticTom Snyder Productions

description
Thinking Reader is an innovative, research-validated program that systematically builds reading comprehension skills for students reading below grade level. Max Media produced a video overview for Thinking Reader, integrating audio narration, aniamtions, and live video.

technical
Flash 6, integration of video and animation