At BoldMethod, we have been experimenting with the ‘gamification’ of certain aspects of adult-based learning. The video game concept of awards or badges for completing advanced tasks is being applied all across the new media world.
Aircrew badges are used by both the US military and the aviation industry and are intended to recognize the training and qualifications required by aircrews. In order to qualify as an aircrew member and receive an Aircrew Badge, personnel typically must complete advanced training in aircraft in-flight support roles. Our ‘gamefied’ badges represent the completion of certain e-learning modules.
These badges were designed using the ‘skeuomorphism’ philosophy, in that their animated design reflects physical characteristics of the real item. Shadows, gradients and textures help indicate realism.
These designs were done in Illustrator and Photoshop.