Show onboarding for shared prototype view
There's a recurring issues we have with our prototypes, that not everyone is aware that it is possible to click within the prototypes. Hotspots are not enough, since some people don't even click on the page if they don't know that they can click anywhere.
It would make sense to have some sort of "onboarding" wizard that guides users of a prototype. This does not mean a guide such as "click here, now click here, click here, etc." but rather some quick hints that simply make it clear to the user that this is actually a clickable prototype and they can navigate and interact with the entire prototype.
Rob Barry commented
When you share links, how do you do that with you stakesholders / reviewers? Do you not include in an email and give context that it is an interactive prototype with limited interactions but feel free to click/scroll and explore?
You could also build a page at the beginning of your intended prototype to essentially "On-Board" them into your prototype.
You are making a great job with providing little Feature tutorials lately (like for ex. Fresco)... I wish there would be a same kind of tutorial in Prototype Mode for my clients... Coz people do not understand what they have to do, when they open my shared link. And I can not really help them, coz they are literally miles away...
I have to provide them with kinda shaddy image explanation myself ^^ In general I wish the buttons on the web share were more like buttons... Bit bigger, bit color... Coz people overlook those tiny arrows at the bottom of the screen.... And grid icon at the top left corner even more so.... I hope to see some changes soon! :)
Share for Review links are generally not easy to navigate, there's not much interaction indicators (where to click, where to scroll, how to show/hide an element,) or visual hierarchy or visual contrast. It's not very intuitive.
I regularly send links to non-designer and older clients. They have a hard time navigating the review link experience even after demos and tutorials.