Join Daniel Brigham for an in-depth discussion in this video Storyboarding a scenario, part of Instructional Design Essentials: Storyboarding.
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So in this movie we'll be storyboarding a scenario. Which is similar to storyboarding a click and reveal interaction. If you want to read all the scenario content here, well, this will be a good time to pause the movie, but here is the basic gist. In this scenario I'm asking the learner to restructure the online ethics course at a fictional organization. So that it's scenario based. But, before they do that they're going to need to get this subject matter expert on board. I mean, who else is going to help writing all those scenarios? So, as far as on screen text and graphics go, in this scenario, the learner is to meet with Gary, the subject matter expert, in his office to try to sell him on the idea of a scenario based course.
And to heighten the tension a bit I'd thought I'd have sort of an unfriendly looking Gary looking up from his desk. And then the scenario setup and choices would go below Gary. So, let me insert what I've mocked up. There's our unfriendly Gary, I'll size this down. And I always try to make this as big as I can within the allotted space, so we have an unfriendly Gary looking out. And then we have our scenario setup text right here, the question prompt, and then the choices. That's the beautiful thing about a visual template and text-only slides.
What you see is what you get. Now there's no audio here, so I'll put in Text Only Slide. That way the reviewer isn't guessing if there's audio or not. And then we'll fill out the rest of the template. Project name. That's going to be important if you have more than one project going. Screen title. Always nice to let the reviewer know what all this information goes back to. And this is screen three of 42 screens. Graphic information. A lot of the times this graphic information box is kind of a catchall.
And in this instance I want to let the reviewers know what the best choice is. And the best choice is to show him an example. Your reviewers may be curious about that. And the last thing we need to do is fill out the navigation indications here. And this slide will advance by user. And then I'll insert where the learner is going after this slide, depending of course on the choice they make. This first choice, showing Gary an example, is the best choice, and choosing that will bring the learner to the next step of this process.
- Benefits of storyboarding
- Creating an opening slide
- Storyboarding an animated-content slide
- Storyboarding a scenario and scenario feedback
- Publishing your project
- Sharing storyboards and incorporating feedback