How to Create a Storyboard: Bring Your Product/Service Concept to Life in 20 minutes | Christie Lau | Skillshare

How to Create a Storyboard: Bring Your Product/Service Concept to Life in 20 minutes

Christie Lau, UX Designer

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7 Lessons (21m)
    • 1. Why do you need a storyboard?

    • 2. Prepare User Action Outcome

    • 3. Write user story

    • 4. Write action steps

    • 5. Sketch!

    • 6. Ready to show

    • 7. Next steps and thank you :)


About This Class

GRAND PRIZE WINNER - January 2019 Skillshare Contest for First Time Business and Technology Teachers 

"Your class was polished, includes varied visuals and has a project that encourages students to put their new skills into action." Kaya Ten-Pow, Category Manager @ Skillshare 

MILESTONE WINNER - Skillshare Teach Challenge: Launch Your Teaching Side Hustle

"Christie’s outline is well organized, showcasing key concepts and providing clear takeaways."- Lisa Goza, Teacher Success @ Skillshare

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Got an Idea for an app? A product? A service? 

Before you quit your job, spend loads of money, hire a developer or going to investors, you can create a storyboard to communicate the real value your idea can bring to your potential users.

Why a storyboard?

A storyboard is a single well-formed concept with details worked out.

Using sequential illustrations with dialogue copy or narrative, storyboards are a great way to demonstrate the user experience through a few key images without needing to be text heavy.

Even if you have started designing or development, being able to illustrate the user journey before showing the wireframes or a walkthrough in your app helps the audience to be in the context of your users, so they can understand the value of your product. 

What You'll Learn

When thinking about storyboarding, most people focus on their ability (or inability) to draw. The good news is that you don’t need to be good at drawing before you start creating a storyboard. 

We will go through

  • Developing a user story
  • Making a script/storyline for your story
  • Sketching the story with pen and paper
  • Tips and tricks to enhance the presentation of your storyboard

It helps if you have done some user research before we start. Storyboarding takes the research you’ve conducted, the user needs you’ve identified, the potential solution (aka your concept!), and weaving them into a narrative, a story to test as a concept.

Why this class?

In this class, we will create your first storyboard together, step by step. By the end of the class, you will have a completed storyboard ready to show to your potential users, stakeholders or investors. Let's go!