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Storyboarding. Purpose of Storyboarding. To gain an early reaction from users on the concepts proposed for the application. They are an effective technique for addressing the “Yes, But” syndrome.

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purpose of storyboarding
Purpose of Storyboarding
  • To gain an early reaction from users on the concepts proposed for the application.
  • They are an effective technique for addressing the “Yes, But” syndrome.
  • The users reaction to features of the proposed system can be observed very early in the development lifecycle.
  • Human factors experts have promoted storyboarding for years. (This technique is used heavily in the movie industry.)
advantages of storyboarding
Advantages of Storyboarding
  • It is extremely inexpensive.
  • It is friendly, informal, and interactive.
  • It provides an early view of the user interfaces of the system.
  • It is easy to create and easy to modify.
  • It can ease the “Blank Page” syndrome.
uses of storyboarding
Uses of Storyboarding
  • Speed conceptual development
  • Understand data visualization
  • Define and understand business rules that will be implemented in a new business application
  • Define algorithms and other mathematical constructs that are to be executed inside an embedded application
  • Demonstrate reports or other hard-copy outputs for early review
types of storyboarding
Types of Storyboarding
  • In practice there are no rules, constraints, or fixed constructs for storyboards: they can be anything the team wants them to be.
  • Most storyboards can be classified as:
    • Passive Storyboards
    • Active Storyboards
    • Interactive Storyboards
passive storyboards
Passive Storyboards
  • They tell a story to the user.
  • They consist of sketches, pictures, screen shots, PowerPoint presentations, or sample application outputs.
  • The analyst plays the role of the system and simply walks the user through the storyboard with a “When you do this, this happens” explanation.
active storyboards
Active Storyboards
  • They try to make the user see a movie that hasn’t actually been produced yet.
  • They are animated or automated (e.g., an automatically sequencing slide presentation or a computer simulation).
  • They provide an automated description of the way the system behaves in a typical usage situation.
interactive storyboards
Interactive Storyboards
  • They let the user experience the system in as realistic a manner as practical.
  • They require participation by the user.
  • Interactive storyboards can be simulations or mock-ups or can be advanced to a point very close to a throwaway prototype
what storyboards do
What Storyboards Do
  • They are most often used to work through the details of the human-to-machine interface.
  • Storyboards for user-based systems deal with the three essential elements of any activity:
      • Who the players are (the actors)
      • What happens to them (the behavior of the users and the behavior of the system as it reacts to the users)
      • How it happens (events, states, and state transitions)
example storyboard
Example Storyboard
  • Storyboard for an automated-vehicle amusement park ride.
    • The who represented the guests who ride on the vehicle.
    • The what represented the behavior of the vehicle as it provided various events for the guests.
    • The how provided further descriptions of how this interaction happens – events, state transitions – and described both the guest states (surprised, scared) and the vehicle states (accelerating, braking, unloading).
tools for storyboarding
Tools for Storyboarding
  • Passive storyboarding constructs can be made out of tools as simple as paper and pencil or post-it notes.
  • More advanced storyboards can be built using tools like PowerPoint.
  • Passive, active, and user-interactive storyboards have been built with various tools that allow fast development of user screens and output reports.
  • Interactive storyboards can be built with tools for interactive prototyping, and tools such as Macromedia’s Director and Cinemation from Vividus Corporation.
tips for storyboarding
Tips for Storyboarding
  • Don’t invest too much time in a storyboard. Customers will be intimidated about making changes if it looks to “finalized”.
  • If you don’t change anything, you don’t learn anything. Make the storyboard easy to modify
  • Don’t make the storyboard to functional. If you do, some stakeholders may want you to “ship it”.
  • Whenever possible make the storyboard interactive. The customer’s experience of use will generate more feedback and will elicit more new requirements.