Until : Tuesday, 08 November 2011 20:00
Need to get a lot of information communicated in an uncomplicated, but robust way? One of the fastest, most universally understandable and information-rich ways of telling a technical [or UX] story is with a storyboard. This is true whether that story is field research, application work flows, or how people use your website. Throughout history, storyboards have been used to depict events through pictures, so much so that they are part of our DNA. Even when created very quickly, storyboards can convey a wealth of information, showing a specific order of events in an interesting and easy-to-understand way.
In this micro-tutorial, we will discuss the many ways to use storyboards, and how to turn your idea, concept or hard information into a storyboard. The creation process will cover the spectrum from drawing with stick people through using pictures of the story and everything in between.
Do you have any of the following hesitations?
“But I can’t draw” – don’t worry; no drawing experience necessary!
“But I’m not a visual thinker” – you may not be, but many of your colleagues, managers, customers, and teammates are; we can show you how to reach them
“Storyboards are great for movies, but they have no use in our field” – whatever your field is, if you need to clearly convey information, having storyboarding in your communication toolkit will give you an edge. Storyboards are used in page flow diagrams, workflow, scenarios, field research, test results, and on and on.