Ben Schiffler

Storyteller

Ben Schiffler is a Game Designer, Layout Artist, Computer Scientist, and Storyteller based out of the Seattle area. This design portfolio documents several projects he has created over the past few years.

Nebula

Nebula is an immersive, story-based system that helps reinforce skills of emotional intelligence, critical for both youth in classrooms and beyond. It was designed by a team of UW students and the video above is a representation by actors of how it could be used in practice. 

By presenting students with hard choices that have no obvious answer, they are forced to weigh the pros and cons of each situation, spurring active empathy and engagement and allowing teachers to actively tailor discussion and classes to the choices the students make.


Team:
Ben Schiffler
Gloria Ip
Jordan Kiga
Robin Yoo
Rishi Agarwal
Tyler Sinclair Monteferrante

Completed:
Spring 2015

Duration:
10 Weeks

Course:
Microsoft Design Expo 2015
(Visual Storytelling) 

Professor:
Axel Roesler

Responsibilities:
Design | Writing | Editing | Acting | Story | Presentation/Public Speaking

Tools:
After Effects | Photoshop | Keynote | Google Docs

Links:
Download our Presentation pdf (with notes) | Download our Presentation pdf (without notes)