Information/Instructional Design Definition and Examples

Information/Instructional design is the detailed planning of specific information and the systematic process by which instructional materials are designed, developed and delivered. Some examples of these:

Flow Charts

Flow charts are easy-to-understand diagrams showing how steps in a process fit together. This makes them useful tools for communicating how processes work, and for clearly documenting how a particular job is done. Furthermore, the act of mapping a process out in flow chart format helps you clarify your understanding of the process, and helps you think about where the process can be improved.

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Storyboards

Storyboards are graphic organisers in the form of a sequence of drawings, typically with some directions and dialogue, representing the shots planned for a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence.

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Step by Step Descriptions

The step-by-step procedure is the heart of any operational process. It is a description of exactly how to do what you want to do. For example:

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