Week 5 Calendar

Friday, July 17– Usability Report Due @ midnight

Sunday, July 19– Second opportunity to turn in Usability Report Due @ midnight via email.

Monday, July 20– Instruction Manual 101/ Final Exam Prep

Tuesday, July 21– Workshop Game and Manual

Wednesday, July 22– Game Demos

Thursday, July 23–Game Demos (Physical Game should be turned into me)

Friday, July 24– Instructions Due @ midnight

For Game Demos, the group will set up their game and show the class how it works. The group should also explain who the audience for the game is, the purpose of the game, the research question(s) that were asked by the group, and the method the game might be distributed and used.

Process Mapping

Process: “a series of actions that produce something or that lead to a particular result” (Merriam-Webster)




Process Map: Shows not just a linear progression, but the decisions and choices made as a person navigates a situation. These moves need to have some detail added so the viewer is able to discern how to follow the path(s).



The map should also be well designed using the design characteristics discussed in class (color, font, margins, alignment, contrast, shapes, images/text, etc) to help the viewer identify important information.


Redoing the process map for the usability report will add up to 5 points to your usability report grade.

Instruction vs. Process

Group 1 Resposne:

Instructive vs. Process:

Explain difference-

The process is describing who does what, when they do it and under what criteria. Instructions describes how to accomplish the process of conversion input and output.

Credible sources-





Group 2 Response

Instruction VS Process Map

Instruction is more detailed than process map

Process map is series of steps how to play the game

Instruction is full description and should cover all circumstances

Process cover a round of game or major process instead of all circumstance

Instruction more like explain things to readers and tell them what to do, process

map more like tell readers how to do

Process Map : http://www.rff.com/process_mapping.htm

Instructions : http://jesstheinterpreter.blogspot.com/2014/11/instructions-whydo-


Group 3 Response

Instruction vs. Process

  • Language for instructions is more explicit and direct in order for the audience to know exactly what to do.
  • Language for process maps is simpler and more concise.
  • Process maps outline how an objective will be accomplished and allows individuals to analyze areas of improvement.
  • Instructions have been tested and tried and are ready for use by a broad or audience.
  • Process maps are more of the big picture concept, where as instructions are more detail oriented.


Procedures VS Work Instructions, Bizmanual: Policies, Procedures, and Processes http://www.bizmanualz.com/blog/are-procedures-the-same-as-work-instructions.html

Process Descriptions and Instructions, University Writing Skills


Process Mapping, NNPHI


Processes vs Procedures, Transition Support: A Flexible Approach to Business Improvement