Soft Skills (using Pen and Ink)
Short Sims can develop skills that traditional lectures or online courses cannot, including soft skills. And the pen and ink style puts learners at ease, increasing receptiveness and empathy. This example is from the Leadership for New Managers collection, available here.
Certification Skills (using Props)
Unlike lectures or traditional online workbooks, Short Sims develop competence and comfort with performing tasks. Here, a prop style is ideal for showing highly specific steps. While lectures and workbooks increases stress around upcoming tasks, this approach greatly increases the comfort and transferability of content previously only achievable in face-to-face equipment demonstrations, hands-on software experience, and technical labs.
Interpersonal Processes (using Vectors)
A vector style emphasizes formality, structure, and established interpersonal processes. This approach can use isometric graphics for transitions and establishing shots.
Abstract Relationships (using Conceptual Props)
An abstract prop style (aka "sandbox") is best for motivated learners, developing deep conviction around systems thinking. They can be used for foundational understanding, such as here, and also broader ideas, ideal for class pre-work, such as here.
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