Friday wasn’t very productive on the AIUX front. I got a late start on the day and only managed to record one video. I recorded it multiple times, but still didn’t quite get it right. I realize now after creating a total of 4 of the videos, I need to add a little more structure to make sure there’s a good beginning, middle, and end. Aristotle would be proud.

I knew that I didn’t want them to be 100% scripted so they didn’t come across dry and mechanical. Since I didn’t want a script I opted for writing a short description of the videos as a bare minimum. This isn’t enough to create an effective video. Today I’ll be implementing an outline of sorts to each video. Something like this:

  1. Introduction of the video topic and what problem it solves. (Beginning)
  2. In-depth topic coverage and how-to problem solving. (Middle)
  3. Reiteration of the problem, how we solved it, and the benefits that come from solving it. Issue homework to be completed before the next video. (End)

"A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end." -Aristotle

This should provide more clarity and better structure for the next videos I produce. Assuming this technique works well, I’ll go back and rerecord the existing ones.

Private Beta

I’m going to setup a private beta group for testing the course’s pilot videos. I want to get early feedback on their effectiveness and incorporate any necessary modifications before the course goes live. If you’re interested in learning rapid responsive UX design with Adobe Illustrator and are willing to provide constructive criticism along the way, then I invite you to get early behind-the-scenes access to the course content as it’s being created. There will be a limited number of private alpha members so make sure you sign up quickly.


The private beta was a smashing success. Get notified the next time the course goes live.

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