"If a picture is worth 1000 words then a video must be worth at least a 1001 words"-myself
Many phenominal user experiences and messages involve powerful videos. For example sonys this is how you share games on the ps4.
However users may be in a setting where it is unacceptable to play the video with the sound on (at work, in a library on the train etc)
What are good strategies to mitigate them from not receiving a missing experience?
- Ie should you sum up the video after in a few setences?
- Should you sum it up beforehand?
- Should you put subtitles, should you put a link to a subtitle version?
- Should you offer to email them a link to the video so they can watch it when they get home?
What are the best practices to make sure the user gets the as close to the full experience if they cant participate in the original experience with the sound of the video?
This thought as spawned when i saw a Ford Gt350 article and I coudnt hear the sound of the car which really made the experience however i forgot to look it up later and it would not have kept my interest had it not been for a friend insisting I watch/hear it again who originally sent me the webpage at a time when i could not view the video with sound.