2.6. Just a word about steps
A step is a page displayed to the user while going through the content.
Steps are customizable and can be linked together in order to create a path (tree).
The steps are structured in several menu tabs that represent the settings of the step itself. Some of these tabs are identical for each step (General, activation, variable, imagery and texts) and some are specific to the type of the step.
In Qigu Play, there are eleven types of steps available in the builder :
- The information step displays a title and a text.
- The discussion step displays a discussion between the user and one interlocutor (chosen among the characters added in the simulation). This discussion is ended with a choice made by the user depending on the discussion.
- The decision step allows the user to make one decision (only one) among several options.
- The multi-decision step allows the user to make one or multiple decisions (the number depends on the settings) among several options.
- The ordering step allows the user to order & rank several options that are presented to him.
- The bucketing step allows the user to classify items into different ‘buckets’ in order to make some choices by repartition.
- The email step displays an email received by the user (sent by one character added in the simulation).
- The voicemail step displays a voicemail received by the user (sent by one character added in the simulation).
- The meeting step displays a meeting between several characters (chosen among the characters added in the simulation).
- The data input step allows the user to impact variables directly into the step (chosen among the variables created in the simulation).
- The data displayer step displays an array with variables values coming from the simulation.
The steps decision, decision multiple, ordering and bucketing are considered as ‘Actions steps’ because the user has to make a choice in it to move on. This notion is important to know when you create your scenario because step activations or variables impact can be triggered directly related to the options themselves.
The data display step also needs an action from the user but it’s more specific.