# Prototype

# Storyboard

Motive The visualisation of the user experience with the prototype
Participants Design Thinking team
Duration From 1 hour to 1 day

# What is it about?

A storyboard tells a sequence of events using images, drawings and collages. These can be used to illustrate the user experience with a service or a product.

# The goal

The storyboard is intended to illustrate user experiences in their context in order to provoke discussions about weaknesses and opportunities for improvement. Storyboards make it possible to visualize the user's perspective and gain useful feedback.

# How to do it?

  1. Concretize the theme and message that you want to express through the story.
  2. Define the actors of your story.
  3. Write down the whole story in a script.
  4. Divide the story into sections (scenes).
  5. Choose a suitable graphic representation (drawing, photos).
  6. Create a picture for each scene.
  7. Limit yourself to 6 to 12 images.
  8. Use the storyboard to tell your story efficiently and effectively.

# When do you need it?

A storyboard is especially useful in the early prototyping phase to present solutions in their context and to make them comprehensible for others.

# Resources

  • Pens and paper
  • Digital camera
  • Storyboard Templates

# Keep in mind

In order to design a storyboard you need to know your users and their environment well enough. In addition, the storyboard must be properly presented so that users can understand it.

# See also

Previous methods Alternative methods Following methods

# Sources

Curedale: Design Thinking: process and methods manual Design Community College Inc. ISBN: 9780988236240.