If you’re like me, then you might enjoy the task of putting together your IKEA furniture. Instructions are a breeze and at the end of it, you feel like a professional builder. It’s like paint-by-numbers and now you’re Van Gogh. IKEA instructions are purely picture based and this is what makes it so easy.
To follow this same approach to designing instructions, my challenge was to condense a nine-page instruction manual for operating climate control in a vehicle. The car rental company wanted it to fit on a quick start guide card to be placed on the dashboard.