Join Stacey Williams-Ng for an in-depth discussion in this video Worth a thousand words?, part of Storytelling for Designers.
…The old adage, a picture is worth 1000 words, might lead you to believe that just…because you're working in pictures, you're automatically providing in…a glance what writers could never achieve in a small space.…Well that's not necessarily the case.…Every picture does not tell a story.…In this movie,…we're going to talk about how you can add a layer of meaning to a design.…Not just relying on the image to speak for itself.…Here's an exaggerated example of the most boring storyless picture.…If there ever was one.…A drawing specimen for beginners demonstrating how to shade a cube.…
I suppose if you really forced it,…you might be able to come up with a 1000 words for that cube.…But it's unlikely that you'd come up with more than a cube casting a shadow.…That cube sitting on a flat surface is what you might call a visual fact…without a narrative explicitly present.…Is there anything at stake?…No.…Is there any tension between opposing forces?…No.…But sometimes, all it takes to bring a picture to life are just a few words to…
- Connecting with your audience
- Defining the structure (and protagonist) of your story
- Tools of the trade: symbolism, color, icons, typography, and more
- Using personas
- Creating a brief for your story