Need the community's feedback

Nov 14, 2013

Hello guys!

This is my first time to ask for your feedback for my work. So I finished an "Alpha" project and I just wanted to share it here. My goal is to get constructive feedbacks in order to improve my development skills using Storyline. I created some of the interactions from scratch, and a little bound to the client's style guides (like the colors). So here's the link to the course I created.

Thank you in advance! :) 

Kind regards,


8 Replies
Cheng Li

Hi Sid,

Great work!

Here is my feedback.


  1. consistent look and feel, the interface gives me a feel of clean and simplicity like it
  2. the help button on the top right side is gonna be of good use for first time web-based course user
  3. accordions, tabs and various interactions are well used. 
  4. Clear instructions are critical for those who haven't used web based course


  1. Personally, I feel like the red line is unnecessary. I thought you were going to put some slide titles above it. Some slides do not have the red line, which makes the rest of the space on the slide a little crunched. Page 7 for instance
  2. The lack of multimedia makes the learning a little dreary. It would be better if there could be more pictures, images, videos etc.

Overall, I think this is really great.

Keep up the good work!


Tim Slade

Hi Sid,

First off, you did a good job with being consistent both from a graphical design standpoint and UI standpoint. I also thought the custom interactions looked good and functioned well. Good job there.

From an overall design standpoint, I will say (and I’m sure you’ll hear others say this) there is A LOT of text. Obviously, I noticed that the course had no audio narration. Overall the course was more like a eBook, in the sense that it was click and read type course. Was this your intent?

With that, I’ll give you two suggestions:

First, if you plan on keeping the course as a non-narrated click and read course, perhaps you could try and add some additional photos, graphics or illustrations. Also, because the navigation of your course is so simple, I wouldn’t force the users to view the navigation tips at the beginning. You already have the help tab, so maybe you could simply tell the users that “if they need help navigating this course, click the help tab.”

My second suggestion – which would require more work, but I think would help you take this to the next level, would be to remove all of the text from your slides and turn that into your audio narration. If this is an option, it would allow you to create an enhanced multimedia experience for you users. This way you could create more on-screen visuals that sync with your audio narration. With this, you could still leave some text on your slides – but keep it to simple “impact statements.” These would be the key points/action items that the user needs to remember.

I hope this helps!

Let us know if you have any additional questions!


Sid Apolinario

Hi Cheng, Tim, and Bruce,

Thank you so much for your feedback! I also feel that the content is "text-heavy" I hope they can consider these ideas after I try to prototype it. Sometimes it's hard following everything in the Storyboard. I am saving your suggestions because it's all very helpful. THANK YOU for your time! I hope that I can also share this to other developers that will be sharing their content for feedback, but I think I need to practice more to be worthy. ^_^

Have a great day guys!

Kelly DeTommaso

Hi Sid,

I may be "better late than never" with my feedback. I enjoyed the course and actually learned from it! I think the content is outstanding. I felt that the amound to time spent on this was sufficient as well; not too long and not too short. How the content is being conveyed can be further enhanced.

I do agree with Tim that it is very text heavy. I like to use the audio for the majority of the text and use the on-screen text to compliment and reinforce the key points described in the audio.

You can use drag and drop interactivity to have the users engage with the learning by figuring out the "do's and don'ts"... they can then be involved in the decision-making as to what to do and not do rather than simply reading the "do's and don'ts".

I enjoyed the scenarios. They were compelling and engaging.

You may be able to take a page out of the "Rapid eLearning" training and use their methodology to enhance the "theme" (colors, images) as well as the engagement with relevant user interactivity. I learned of a great concept from Tom Kulhman on using a concept map to design the eLearning. Are you familiar with that? It gets you to think about the color-scheme (although you might be tied to the red/white), related imagery, characters, stories/analogies... following this may help to make the screens and storyline even more appealing.

I'm not a fan of clicking through interactions for the sake of clicking (such as tabbed interactions). I like my learner interactivity to be purposeful rather than have them click on a tabbed interaction for the sake of giving them something to do and a different way to show your content. This may be a perfect opportunity to use a branching scenario rather than tabbed interactions. Have the learners click on a scenario and then actually identify how they may respond in the scenario. Based on their response... have the scenario continue to branch down a path; they will learn from their experience of actually responding within the interaction... does that make sense? This way, they are clicking on a specific response which takes them down a path and they are learning from that path that they ventured down.

Thank you for asking for feedback. It's nice to learn from others. I really enjoyed reviewing your presentation.

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