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Insight Maker News: May-June

We are excited to update you on what we have been developing with Insight Maker over the past two months. In addition to many minor improvements, we have added one big new feature that we think you will enjoy.

Story Designer: A Better Way to Share your Insights

Sharing a model with someone else in such a way that they come away truly understanding the model can be difficult. In a complex stock and flow diagram, it may be hard to focus on a single part or loop in order to fully comprehend its purpose and meaning. Today, we're happy to share with you a new feature that makes this task much easier.

The Insight Maker Story Designer (pictured above right) lets you created a scripted "unfolding" of a model that takes your audience through the model piece by piece. The tool allows you to hide the visual complexity of the full model and then incrementally reveal this complexity to help an audience learn about the model.

The Story Designer has many other features including showing messages and allowing you to change parameter values and run models. We've created a video overview of this new feature.

Scheduled Server Maintenance

There will be a scheduled Insight Maker server maintenance Sunday, June 23rd from 11 AM to 3 PM Pacific Standard Time. This maintenance will result in improved server performance and reliability. Due to this maintenance, Insight Maker may be inaccessible during part of the scheduled maintenance range.

Featured Insight

Our featured insight this month, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, is from Aesop's fables and demonstrates the new Story Designer. You can use the Story Designer to display your model to others step by step as an unfolding story.