As per my previous post, I put the idea out there that I might want and need to have some form of (short) explanatory spiel to explain to the reader unfamiliar with my work of what it exactly is that I'm trying to do. Although necessarily short (but I include my 'rationale for alternative format as an appendice?') this could include the following:
Just a thought, but is there any merit in including each of these different points alongside or beneath or somehow connected to nice pithy quotes that offer a justification for each approach? It's unconventional, but then so is the rest of the format. Would this make it look like a mini version of the rationale? Something to think about.