As someone who works in Prezi on the regular, I’ve become accustomed to the scenery while I work. The zebra in the upper left corner, the zoom in/out symbol on the right (which I never use), and my messy Prezi content – frames, text, images. While working in a Prezi just now, I saw something new: A bright yellow post-it note with hints about selecting objects.
I was trying to select a group of items that were of various sizes, having a bit of trouble. Prezi to the rescue, with a helpful hint. See picture.
Pretty neat, huh?
It’s a little animated image that gives you a tip for the problem you’re having. My guess is that Prezi somehow detected the number of clicks I had made on the same objects, triggering the helpful post-it note.
What’s so cool about that?
It means that Prezi is really focusing on usability. People won’t want to use a tool that requires such a steep learning curve. People who try Prezi come from various educational and professional sectors, each with their own experience with graphics. These hints are a signal that the folks behind the scenes are actively improving usability.
Have you seen these in a Prezi before? Was it helpful to you?