Dan, thanks for the comments. Communicating to DMS members is quite a challenge in part due to the extreme range of personal skills and preferences. There are super techies and “not remotely interested in tech” types, members who prefer to read, and members who don’t read. One of the recent DMS members @Holliday has experience with this challenge and advises multiple communication channels to “meet people where they are,” and the slides and videos put out by the Multicam SIG are a step in that direction.
Still kicking ideas around about how to best deal with the infrequent user who simple isn’t going to retain nuances of training. Just In Time training and quick warnings of things to avoid are potential avenues to explore.
I have a personal belief that getting the job/project finished quickly ranks higher in maker priorities than does following all the training steps. That said, I think makers are also highly motivated to not be embarrassed by doing something dumb. May end up experimenting with visual reminders of the 3-5 dumb things that can happen in a maker process. If one can be quickly reminded of what to avoid … then most folks will try to find a way to not be “That Guy” who did “That DumbThing”. If we can find a method to do that … it turns a natural human emotion into useful guidance.