Advanced Short Sim/Branching Story Technique: A Rosetta Stone
Short sims may use a branching story structure, even as they expand the traditional boundaries of what a branching story is and does.
One technique, when presenting a technical explanation, is to allow the user to go back and forth between a more precise, jargon filled description and that same description in plain English speak.
In this Econ sim, in a debriefing passage following some interactivity - I broke a complicated passage into three chunks. At any time, a user could shift between two parallel streams, an economist description and a plain speak description. The user could follow one stream all the way through, or go back and forth as often as met their need.