Designing Predicaments – the full series

I’ve written about all the steps in the Designing Predicaments job aid in detail now, with a video talk about each. I just want to remind you of how I recommend using Designing Predicaments. It works best, I think, in a small group or pair – maybe a designer and an SME – who’ve already made the … Read moreDesigning Predicaments – the full series

Designing Predicaments Step 6: the right reason

Today in our series about elearning scenarios, we look at the reason why the right choice is the right choice. You need to define that in Step 1, and be aware of it throughout. It’s important that it’s not just applicable in this situation but in a range of situations – in other words, it’s … Read moreDesigning Predicaments Step 6: the right reason

Designing Predicaments Step 3: the situation in detail

In step 3 we describe not only the immediate predicament our character is in, but also the back story that has led to this point. That includes some elements you’ll tell the learner and some that they’ll have to dig for. Transcript Videoscribe This was my second attempt, and it came a lot easier than … Read moreDesigning Predicaments Step 3: the situation in detail

Designing Predicaments Step 2: the Characters

This post expands on Step 2 from the scenario design job aid Designing Predicaments. In Step 1 we outlined a scenario as a situation a character making the correct choice the right reason for the choice a positive outcome from that choice In this video I talk a bit more about characters – names, first … Read moreDesigning Predicaments Step 2: the Characters