The purpose of this system is to make it much easier to create high quality, computer-assisted, step-by-step instructions (commonly called wizards). Wizards are the most effective computer-based method of guiding people through tasks. They are difficult to create, however, because a great deal of information must be extracted from content experts (those who know how to do the task) and then encoded by a programmer. The proposed system, with the working name WizardMaker, allows the content expert to use a smartphone app to create the wizard and gather the assets needed such as pictures, drawings, video and text. When the content expert is satisfied with the wizard it is uploaded to a server. The wizard can be made available by just providing a link. The wizard will be responsive so it can run on any device.
We have run one usability test and are ready to create a new more functional prototype. You can find the report on this first usability test at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-aMzFGhQdHZNFUtQzB4QmR2M3M?usp=sharing .
You can find the spec for the next prototype at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-aMzFGhQdHZSjQ0Z3h5T3FWRXM?usp=sharing.