chapter  7
20 Pages

Screen Design

ByScott Grabinger

Thus, an instructional program requires more design consideration regarding the display of text on a page than does a work of fiction such as a novel or short story. Novels maintain reader involvement with literary devices such as plot, story, characterization, theme, and dialogue. In instructional texts, reader involvement through literary devices is not always possible nor desirable. Though fiction gets by quite well with page after page of one word beside another, instructional programs use more than words. Multimedia programs are for learning and require different techniques to maintain reader involvement and encourage cognitive processing of content.