The Visual Steps Method
All of our products follow the same methodology known as the Visual Steps Method (or Visual Steps concept). This method distinguishes itself in a number of ways from traditional instructional methods. Attention is made to the special needs and requirements of the mature individual. Take a closer look at some of the features of the Visual Steps Method.
At the bottom of this page you can take a look inside a typical computer book from Visual Steps.
Research at the University of Twente
The Visual Steps books are written based on research studies done by the University of Twente. (Instruction Technology department of the Faculty of Applied Educational Theory).
“I can't think of a better book to familiarize yourself with the computer and the Microsoft Windows operating system. In a variety of ways the Visual StepsTM instuctional materials take into account the manner in which you learn, what kind of things you want to know about and how to increase your knowledge. With a book from Visual StepsTM, you can jump right in and start learning about the Windows environment. There is extensive use of special illustrations, screenshots and icons along with background information where needed.
[ top of page ]The Studio Visual Steps authors
The author Addo Stuur was associated with Visual Steps Publishing from 2000 through 2006. He developed the renowned Visual Steps Method used in all of our computer books.
The authors work together on the development of Visual Steps books along with a team of editors. The name Studio Visual Steps stands for the excellent quality found in every Visual Steps product. Whether that is a book, booklet or software guide, you can be sure that they are always written and constructed according to the Visual Steps Method.
[ top of page ]Take a look inside a computer book from Visual Steps
Here you can take a look inside a typical book from Visual Steps to get an impression of what it looks like. This is an example of one of our books that is printed in colour.
Just let the pages turn by themselves or click the "Previous page" and "Next page" buttons to view the next page in sequence. Press the button "Start or Stop" anytime to stop the pages from turning. To get a closer look, click on any page to zoom in.
These pages illustrate the Visual Steps method. Every Visual Steps book is made in the same manner, with clear explanations and many pictures.
[ top of page ]Additonal Screen shots
Each book that uses the Visual Steps Method contains step-by-step instructions. The instructions are written in bold letters and are accompanied by a screen shot. The screen shots in the books indicate which button, file or hyperlink you need to click on your computer or iPad screen. The black line will point you to the right place on your screen. You see exactly what you need to do on your own computer, tablet or smartphone. It is almost impossible to make a mistake!
Symbols used in the books:
When you see the symbol you will need to use the mouse.
Each book using the Visual Steps method takes into account the questions that may arise by the user and offers help with common mistakes. The band-aid symbol indicates a helpful instruction.
The lightbulb indicates a practical tip. For instance, there is often more than one way to carry out a particular action.
The majority of Visual Steps books offer additional exercises at the end of each chapter. This helps to reinforce what you have learned. Each hand symbol indicates an instruction.
All of the Visual Steps books contain an appendix How Do I Do That Again? In this appendix you can quickly find instructions on how to carry out a specific action. In each chapter there are places marked by numbered footsteps. These will correspond with the footsteps in this appendix.
This symbol indicates that useful and practical background information is available. This is often found at the end of a chapter.
All of the Visual Steps books contain an extensive index:
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