Branching scenario design out loud #7: prototyping in Twine (part 3)

In the last post I showed myself creating a prototype of a scenario in Twine.

Part of the Twine overview for this scenario


Shot from Twine student view

Here’s the working Twine scenario. (Opens in a new window)

It’s not the whole scenario. You may not need to create the entire scenario in prototype – it depends on whether you’re using this just to give the sponsor/SME a taste of the scenario approach, or if you’re using this approach as an alternative to a full script in Word. In that case you’d develop the whole scenario.





Even this week with a new client I discovered how useful this can be if they don’t have experience of building or using scenario-based learning. In this case my task was repurposing a linear video as an elearning scenario. Although the client was able to imagine how it could be done it wasn’t until he saw a Twine version (just text, no video or stills yet) that he understood how the learning approach worked. The Twine demo took me a couple of hours to produce but it was well worth it.

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