Storytelling is an established and popular tool for movies, television, comics and many other areas of visual media. Storyboards help to add real-world context. People, places and e.g. devices will be involved and it is easier to keep your mind on the flow.
When do I use this method?
You are working on a problem, application, or feature and want to find out how to best get from where you are now (start) to your desired solution (end).
How do I use this method?
Each team is handed a scenario with a start frame and an end frame. They need to fill in the gap with a story and explain how to arrive at the final frame.
Preparation of “Start & End” Storyboard:
Describe the PROBLEM (start frame):
I am trying to: ___________ (users’ goal)
BUT _____________________ (users’ problem).
Describe BENEFIT (end frame):
What would your customer like to say about your solution (Do not describe the whole feature list!)?
During the workshop:
What are the important moments for executing the solution?
What are the benefits?
This method uses the power of storytelling to define a path towards a goal. It is easier for the team to get empathy for the user and his goal.
Duration: Up to 1 day
Number of people: 3 – 4 per team
Level of expertise: Newbie