Join Chris Nodder for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with scenarios and storyboards, part of UX Design Techniques: Overview.
- [Instructor] If ideation is about removing barriers…to creativity, Scenarios and Storyboards…are the things that put the guide rails back in place…and ensure that the solutions you design…would actually be buildable by your team…and desirable for your users.…Scenario writing allows you to describe…an ideal future, where your users can get their work done…without all the problems they face today.…What makes scenarios believable…is that you include the mechanism…by which these users achieve their happy outcome.…
Describing how you expect users…to be able to complete their tasks…is the first step in being able…to develop a software solution…to the problems you identified.…Storyboarding lets you create a visual version…of the scenario so that you can see…how the interaction between users,…the system, and other individuals plays out.…Storyboarding is used extensively in the movie industry…to plan out scenes before their shot.…Here we use it to plan out interactions…before we build them.…
Join Chris Nodder as he provides a road map to his series, UX Design Techniques. Each technique in this series builds on the data and output from the previous techniques. The user data from observations is used to identify user pain points and create personas. The pain points and personas are used during the ideation phase to create multiple possible solutions. Scenarios and storyboards take these multiple possible solutions and narrow them down to a working set, from which you build a paper prototype that you can usability test with some more representative users. At any point, you can follow the trail all the way back to data you gathered from your initial observations.
- Understanding the benefits of user-centered design
- Following the data trail
- Getting your team on board
- Analyzing user data
- Creating personas
- Understanding ideation
- Working with scenarios and storyboards
- Creating paper prototypes
- Building products with user-centered design