Instruction Set Design

Instruction Set Design

A recipe designed to teach the reader how to cook a dish of Yakisoba step-by-step.


  • Team size: Individual
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Project role: Writer, Illustrator
  • Software: Word, Photoshop, Adobe Kuler: color schemes
  • Other tools: Nikon P90 Camera, various cooking utensils

Design Process.

  • Demonstrate ability to create a universal instruction set that can be handed to any reader and allow them to carryout its proposed task.
  • Gauged an average reader cooking ability and provide writers assumptions for the reader.
  • Broken down the whole cooking process to simpler/ easier steps for readers to follow.
  • Included suggestions and photo feedback to guide readers between instructions 

Hurdles & Solution.

1. Potential readers might feel challenge by the nature of cooking and the task preformed in general.

Solution: Created attractive title and quick reference table of necessary investment needed from the reader.

2. Document lacked feedback at critical steps of the instructions

Solution: Design was fitted with more picture illustration and "suggestions section" with different colors to attract readers attention.

3. Document had problems with consistency in highlighted instruction

Solution: Word highlights was changed to an overall word color change. Suggestions and Note section was given different colors for quick distinction.

4. Suggestion was made that a variation section should be added to increase document value.

Solution: One page of how to customize or create different variation of the same dish was added for the reader.

Combinational Lock Design

Combinational Lock Design

Resource Guide Design

Resource Guide Design