RE: Arguments for using illustrations instead of 3d animations

Subject: RE: Arguments for using illustrations instead of 3d animations
From: "Lippincott, Richard" <RLippincott -at- as-e -dot- com>
To: Martin Jonasson <martinjonassonjobbet -at- gmail -dot- com>, Erika Yanovich <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:40:49 +0000

Can you do a simple demo for a time comparison? Then go to the client and say "It took me X hours to produce this animation, it took me Y minutes to write this text that describes the same thing. How do you want me to proceed?"



--Rick

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Subject: Re: Arguments for using illustrations instead of 3d animations

Thank you all for your input. Fot this client the time/money apsect is a bit odd. He thinks by reducing/removing as much text as possible he will actually save money by having less instructions written. My way of trying to get him to understand that this might be hard is to do a user survey and see if they really like the animations better than the PDF.

However, what I'm mostly after are some kind of references to support these claims about time and usability/readability. Anyone got links/resources that supports any of these claims? I would like to have something else than just "I think you are wrong", but rather "according to... this might be a bad idea"..

//Martin


2013/8/21 Erika Yanovich <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com>

> Animation maintenance (for new versions) is a nightmare. I would only
> use animations to replace a big chunk of text, i.e. the visualization
> really simplifies the instructions and enhances understanding.
> Erika
>


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References:
Arguments for using illustrations instead of 3d animations: From: Martin Jonasson
RE: Arguments for using illustrations instead of 3d animations: From: Erika Yanovich
Re: Arguments for using illustrations instead of 3d animations: From: Martin Jonasson

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