Telephones and rifles, oh my

The fun Retronaut blog features two interesting examples of instructional design. The first is a series of ads from the mid 1900s that teach telephone technique and etiquette. Including tips about needing to hang up the receiver at the conclusion of a call, and how to politely deal with wrong numbers. (Oh, if only that were followed today.)

Also of note is a 1968 comic book that teaches soldiers how to operate and maintain their M16 rifle. Illustrated by the legendary Will Eisner.

See also Basil Wolverton's Instructional Design and Comic Art and Technical Information.

Posted: September 30, 2012 link to this item, Tweet this item, respond to this item