Many digital experiences require instruction, but often the complexity of the help documentation matches the complexity of the UI. Here are several examples of simple, effective, instruction. While it isn’t always possible to reduce something to one, two, or three steps, consider what fundamental concepts must be communicated and what additional information will contribute to users’ success or avoidance of common pitfalls.
How to play Angry Birds
Use a slingshot to target and launch a bird at a pig.
How to install Adium
To install Adium, drag the Adium folder onto the Applications folder.
How to play Wordle
Wordle help screen with 3 examples that demonstrate how to play.