My team is in the middle of designing an online course comprised of educational videos. We're almost ready to put the designs in front of our users for usability testing, but we're not sure how to incorporate video content into the static screens of our designs in a way thats "real" enough for a live test. Invision has modest gif capability, but can't handle gif overlays, which is pretty much what the design calls for.

Does anyone have any experience w a prototyping or user-testing tool or any clever workaround for user-testing static screens with video content?


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    Hi Conor, what are you testing that necessitates a real video experience? Is video content part of the test?
    – Izquierdo
    Mar 6, 2019 at 22:35

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Powerpoint or probably most presentation software can show videos whilst being pseudo interactive (click through to change pages or use local hyperlinks within the presentation).

You could even implement your static designs as PNG and put the video over the top where it would be intended.

I cannot help much more without knowing more of your problem: what's the target device? Desktop? Mobile? Tablet?

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