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Power Up Your PowToon Studio Project by Bruce Graham

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Cognitive overload

PowToon is loaded with features, and it is tempting to use as many as you can in every PowToon you create!

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It is very easy to "overdesign" a PowToon simply because it is so easy to do so much!

If you have too much going on, you can cause what is known as cognitive overload (which is a bad thing).

Basically, the theory goes like this:

  • Every human only has a certain amount of "space" available in their working memory
  • They need to process every item in that memory before they can move on and continue learning/processing
  • You therefore need to limit the information you throw at people and let them complete one thing before starting the next

In PowToon terms then, this leads to several conclusions, which cross over into the following ...

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