Naming Conventions & Best Practices
goal of having a proper naming convention is so that everything is organized
and transparently labeled. This will ensure that the structure and content is
straightforward and obvious to anyone wanting to work within the admin.
proper naming convention will overcome the following challenges you may face in
the future; difficulty locating content, lack of clarity on what connections to
use, and the
inability to quickly locate the proper Decks and Cards.
naming a “content container” such as a Collection, Bookcase, Category or Deck; be as specific and descriptive as possible. FLIP is
a micro-content platform, so brevity is key. Do not use abbreviations or
acronyms, this will help when searching for content for all admins.
creatively descriptive when naming your Triggers and Connections. Connection
and Trigger names will only be seen by admins, so you can be a bit more
specific and lengthier in the naming convention. Remember that you may not be
the only admin working on a project and/or may have a long block of time pass
between interactions on projects, so the more descriptive your naming
convention is the more helpful it will be
- A best practice for our naming convention is to not duplicate titles
for any content container, Card, Connection, or Trigger.
Having the exact same title will cause confusion and potential errors
(specifically when it comes to connections and triggers). For example:
In this example the collection was titled "International Tax", the Bookcase was titled "International Tax", the category was titled "International Tax" and the Deck was the
same. This creates a bad user experience and will make pulling reports
difficult for the admin.
that Cards are stand-alone objects and are searchable by their title.
Therefore, when a user searches for a term and cards are displayed in the results,
the user should clearly know what that Card is.
Canons of Content Design
Design Considerations FLIP recommends using a TELL, SHOW, DO design methodology when developing content to engage the learner with the topic or information you're trying to relay. Identify Your Goal Identify the organizational, learning, or ...
Our platform provides a multitude of organizational “buckets” in which you can structure your content. Once you understand the hierarchy, the sky is the limit! Channel All Channels that a user has access to are displayed in the Library. Channels are ...
Deck Aesthetics & Admin Features
Deck Overview & Aesthetics Decks are the container or repository for a specified number of Cards. A Deck typically addresses one topic or module of learning. A FLIP deck is uniquely designed with micro-learning in mind. A best practice for deck ...
Philosophy & Mindset
The FLIP Philosophy Intuitive, Integrated, Intelligent Be familiar! People are wired with short attention spans. Traditional methods of learning that were once the standard are not cutting it anymore. FLIP’s approach is based upon the principles of ...
Cards Overview Content Designers are strongly encouraged to include visuals on the card front whenever possible. Card Fronts: Each card should have a title describing the content on the back of the card. It is strongly suggested that you not exceed ...