How to Make Research Open Access

Flow Chart Redesign

Static flowcharts are rarely engaging, and can be difficult to process!

Scenario Interactions

Engage Audiences!

Static flowcharts are rarely engaging, and can be difficult to process! Making it interactive helps learners think more critically at each step!

Avoid Decision Fatigue!

Working through static flowcharts, tracking the path, wondering if you got it right. . . this can be challenging! Making flow charts interactive reduces the number of decisions facing the learner at any one time, and shepherds them through the decision process.

Scenario Based!

When faced with a fork in the flow chart, the learner must take stock of their situation and make a decision. This means less time and energy trying to figure out how it works, and more time learning and reflecting!

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Reinforcing Images

Images build engagement and reinforce ideas.

Scenario Prompt

Prompts provide the context for the learner’s decision and enable deeper engagement with the concepts.

Scenario Options

These scenario options provide decision options for the situational prompt.

Support At-Hand

Hovering over this icon provides helpful information to support the learner’s decision.

Project Overview

This decision support tool puts the learner in the driver’s seat in making scenario based decisions about publishing open access.

The design process involved identifying a relevant flowchart, prototyping in Adobe XD, development in Storyline 360, feedback and revision.

Making static process charts interactive reduces the cognitive load on the user and enhances their motivation and experience.

This type of interaction is effective to building engaging decision support, and can be used anywhere!

Summary

Purpose

To build engagement through making a static flowchart interactive. The user works through the decision process about how to publish their article as open access.

Intended Audience

Authors interested in publishing their work as open access.

Tools Used

Articulate Storyline 360, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe XD

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