I have just been completing the plan stage of the design cycle. This project is about making a tutorial. I am creating mine about music theory. I want to try and help people who need help with music theory. Before I can make my tutorial I need to plan. That’s what I have been doing so far. For the plan stage there are four sections. Design, Outline, Plan and Reflect.
In the Design part of the plan stage I completed a storyboard. The storyboard gave me a rough idea of what I am going to do. I figured out the transitions, time of the clip, titles and more. As I was making my storyboard i learnt that it matters about the details that were used in each clip. Without them It would be a little bit hard to follow directions. With them you can understand how much detail there is in each clip. I think that my storyboard shows a good tutorial design because I put pictures that described the clip and what will be in it. I only put one picture in each box so that it is clear to understand. My plan shows how I have outlined the important parts of creating a tutorial by listing what i think is the major parts of creating a tutorial and explaining how i should complete the task, but in my own type of way. In my tutorial I think that I stayed in topic and on subject because every thing I say is related to the main subject. When I wanted to give advice I had to make sure that It was related to the main subject. I noticed that in some other tutorials I looked at the person who was telling them went of topic and that made me lose concentration and i couldn’t figure out what to do, so it is important that i stay on topic. I think that In this Plan stage I especially did the planing well, because I took my time to decide the steps. I made them simple and easy to understand. One of the things I think my tutorial shows a good design of, is how simple my steps are. Making sure that my tutorial is simple is really important because i want the viewers to be able to read and understand my tutorial as much as possible. I think that I have done this, I have made the detail points simple.
I think that I should have made my plan and story template more ensuring that the viewer will be able to learn this skill i am telling them and hopefully they will succeed. To Improve on ensuring how the viewer can succeed I should add more advice that would fit into the tutorial. It might be challenging at some parts of my tutorial to add ensuring skills because It might not be believable. I want the viewers who are looking at my tutorial to be able to feel confident that they can succeed in what i am trying to tell them and teach them. I think that if I was taking my own tutorial I would be able to follow it, but i think that there should have been more advice. I should add more advice to my tutorial and I should change some things so it is a easy tutorial. When I am filming and practicing my tutorial I can use expressions and hand gestures to help explain my tutorial even more.
I have learnt a lot of ways to make an efficiant tutorial, but i think that there are still more things that I can learn to have a great tutorial. One thing that I would like to know is something that is related to technology. On imovie there are a lot of cool special effects that you can use. When I use them they would make my tutorial look professional and more efficiant, but i don’t want to spend five minutes putting some extra edits [special effects] in my tutorial. To make things quicker and so i have more time and time is not wasted I would like to learn some short cuts. Another thing that i think would be important to learn. I would like to learn about how you can use a plan more efficiently.
I have just recently written up a plan template. I think that the plan template will help me space out the work that I have to do and i have deadlines to help we work. Through out the plan stage I think that I have been improving. I think that the plan stage has helped me improve on planing. In the next stage I can use all the planning that I have created to build my way up to my final tutorial.