- We interact with instructions throughout our daily life, form making food, buying tickets or installing a toner on a printer.
- Visual Instruction, simplistic, no dialogue, potentially useless. Requires interpretation.
In this example the reader has to be able to hold a lot of memory, marrying the text with the image which could get lost.
In the redesign, text is integrated with the diagram being read better.
How to make it interactive:
- Instruction through clicking buttons
- Conversation, going back and forth through dialog
- Manipulation, allowing the use of dragging and dropping, changing the structure of limited space
- Exploration is open, playful, game like and can be incredibly engaging. Have an objective, or interesting cast of characters.
Challenges of working with an interactive medium:
- Limited screen area
- Limited resolution
Opportunities of working with an interactive medium:
Think about what your users want, put yourself in the shoes of the user and think about how the instruction will be read, or how it will be interacted with.