yes. and i agree that text should really be in an easily editable form, rather than in an image like this.
i would think of something like this:
the new user opens the box and sees a Quick Start Guide… this says something like:
- Hi There - I'm your new best friend and we're going to have a lot of fun together! Connect your instrument to Input 1, your amp to Output 1, and the power supply to the 12V input. Once you've done that, you'll be able to do this:
…then there’s a description of what the buttons and knobs do to let the user start making cool sounds. This is all based on the Dwarf shipping with a pre-installed (and well curated!!) simple pedalboard which does something useful, using just the visible physical controls on the device, even without pages or sub-pages. Then there’s another paragraph which describes how to switch sub-pages, and what becomes available in this pre-installed pedalboard on each of the sub-pages. Then there’s another paragraph which describes how to access pagination, and what becomes available in this pre-installed pedalboard on each of the available pages.
Of course, it’s a source of endless debate to figure out exactly what that initial pedalboard should do, and how to introduce deeper levels of control in the pages and sub-pages. But this sort of gradual, experiential unfolding of this depth of control, while still demonstrating a powerful first “layer”, should bring excitement for the device’s potential, without scaring them. …and it jumps the user right into making sounds and playing…
Then, I’d say there should also be a few other example pedalboards which similarly demonstrate the capabilities… and, along the way while loading and playing with them, we can introduce concepts of navigation, device settings, and the tools.
The Big Idea is introducing things in a playful, experiential way, and going gradually from simple and obvious to deep and more complex. As the Dwarf now ships, the collection of available installed pedalboards is very large and there’s no real guidance about how to actually do A Thing. A small bank of “tutorial pedalboards”, introduced specifically, will go a long way to engendering excitement and getting a new user to the point of being able to decode the in-depth documentation in such a way as to do their own things.
And some videos showing the building of those tutorial pedalboards could similarly cover the intricacies of the GUI.