To delay or not to delay.. that is the question!

Good Afternoon All,

Just wondered what everyone's opinion are when it comes to automatic timings on slides i.e. item 1 appears after 1 sec and then disappears after 2 secs.

I have done a few courses where I tried to use automatic timings but generally found that it is more distracting. I tend to now use a button to trigger the next part of a slide, or a layer to un-hide etc.

Unsure if it is just me, I like to progress through courses that I have done at my own pace.


What do you think? Do you just automatic timings or is everything trigger based? Or is there virtue to having paths where trainees can decide?

2 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

HI Adrian,

Personally? I'm a big fan of triggers. However, that being said, I think automatic transitions have their own place, too. It really depends how smooth they are though, in my opinion. If I'm going to have something show up on its own, I want it to appear with the same feel as the rest of the course. I don't want to create something that's going to make the user go "Woah! Where did that come from?". 

I really think it just depends on the style of the course, whether or not you want the user to interact with the transitions, or whether you want it to appear more like a presentation than an interaction. 

I'm sure others will have a lot of feedback on this topic, too I'd love to hear what people prefer and their methods for this.