Yesterday all of a sudden I had a crave for Asian dessert “Mochi” and I decided to make some.
I was digging into my memory and was looking for recipes online, trying to find a perfect recipe. I noticed most recipes are “step by step” format and in some cases the recipe can be incredibly long.
I devised another format of recipe, mainly in Grid. See the image below, it’s pretty self-explanatory.
I like this grid style, cuz:
1 – in terms of length, it’s not that daunting
2 – it gives u a hint of “which ingredient interact with which” in neighboring blocks.
3- it offers multi-tasking possibilities.
However, during the real cooking process, I found it not optimal. The underlying reason is: It’s not as straightforward as the step-by-step style;
User wants simple no-brainer instruction during cooking and user’s need determines everything. That’s why step-by-step instruction flourishes.