Sketch out an idea to explain it.
Storyboards can help your team to:
- share and develop initial ideas
- ask questions of whether ideas are viable and create value for users
- openly discuss technical, time or cost constraints
- eliminate ideas that are not viable early
People with a range of different perspectives and knowledge which usually includes:
- a facilitator
- all team members
- key stakeholders
- anyone outside the team who could add a different view or who you want to engage
You can use this method when:
- research has provided enough confidence to start creating ideas
- you’re starting work on a new discovery, product, service or feature
- you or your team needs to look at a problem from a new perspective
Things you need
- The problem or opportunity is visualised so that people can see it for the whole activity
- Information that will help, for example, outcomes, commercial value, user research
- A table with enough space for people to draw
- A3 or A4 paper
- Timer and someone do the timing
Tips on running the session
Make sure everyone understands:
- the problem or opportunity
- this is informal - question, challenge and debate at any point
- the quality of drawing is not important - it's about getting ideas across, not being an artist
- what you will do with the ideas after the session
- Take a sheet of A4 paper.
- Write a title for your idea at the top.
- If your idea has multiple steps or interactions, use a series of sketches to show the stages.
- Write a short, clear description of your idea.
- Stick them all on the wall, try to keep them at eye level height.
- You could Dot vote after to prioritise ideas.