Jul 24, 2017 · 4 min read

What is a Storyboard?

Storyboards are illustrations that represent a story, a scenario. Basically, it is a tool that consists of successive frames, in which illustrations are arranged to visualize the story. This method has evolved from the production of motion pictures in user experience design.

Stories or scenarios play a significant role in user experience design. In the past, we might even call it the most powerful tool.

What is a Storyboard ont in the context of UX Design?

UX, Storyboarding is a tool that helps a user visually predict and discover a product experience. The storyboard is much like a movie of how people will use your product. It helps you to understand how people will follow the flow through interaction with you over time, and gives you a clear idea of how a strong narrative will be created.

Why storytelling is so important?

Stories are an effective and inexpensive way to capture, relate, and explore the experiences of the design process. UX design process, this technique has the following advantages:

Human-centered design approach. The stories brought a human face to the analytical data. Storyboards pass our solutions on life so that designers can benefit from being in the shoes of their users and can find solutions accordingly. Storyboarding helps designers understand test scenarios and provide test hypotheses for potential scenarios.

‘Field and criticism’ technique. Storyboarding is a team-based activity and everyone can contribute (not only designers). Just as it is for the movie industry, every scene must be presented and broached to all team players. Getting closer to UX with storytelling becomes a source of inspiration from design concepts and brings your teams closer together to a clearer picture of what you are designing.

Recursive approach. Storyboarding is based on a repetitive approach. The action of drafting role-play tests for design concepts allows designers to experiment with little or no cost. Because they are so fast and crude, nobody is much dependent on the ideas that are being produced.

Create your own storyboard. While the film is contemplating, most people focus on their ability (or lack thereof) to draw. The good news is that you do not need to be good at drawing before the script starts to paint your storyboards.

How do I create a story?

If you are creating visual presentations of stories to convey user problems to others, you may need to do some preparations to make your arguments logical, understandable and persuasive. By understanding the foundations of the story and turning it into building blocks, we can present it in a more powerful and convincing way. Each emulation should contain the following basic elements: Character. The private person involved in the story. Behavior, looks and anticipation and decisions they make along the way are very important. To reveal what your character is in your mind is necessary for your experience in the storyboard to be shown successfully.
Activity area, stage. It is the environment in which the character finds itself (real world contexts, including space and people).

Many times, designers skip directly to explain design details without explaining the background story. Do not be one of us — your story must be created with a mind-set, obvious start, middle and end. The narrative in the film strip should focus on the character’s goal. The plot must start with a specific trigger and result in a problem where the solution or character remains. Try to use the Pyramid of Freytag while structuring your commission.

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