(Published to Slideshare 03/18/2016, link here or see below.)
Christopher has defined a very efficient process for storyboarding, story mapping and design studios for product development
- Creating story boards, considering:
- Context–how the product will be used
- Experience flow
Stories should be formulated like a hero’s quest:
Christopher suggests 7 min for sketching storyboards, then 1 min per to present to the group. Dot vote to find the preferred solution
2. Transfer the storyboard to a story map:
You can do this on the wall using stickies and masking tape:
- Activity – people will use the system for (verb)
- A storyboard usually has multiple Activities
- Steps – that make up the Activity (verb)
- Break each Activity into Steps
- What are the specific actions users would take?
- What are other alternative they could do?
- What are points of frustration or delight?
- What would someone do if something went wrong?
10 min to create, 5 min to discuss and critique
- What is the objective? (both utility and experience)
- What elements of the design are related to the objective?
- Are the elements effective for achieving the goal? (how this effects the user)
- Why or why not?
- (Focus on the solution, not the details)
- (Avoid “I like” and “don’t like”. Be nice)
3. Design studio
- Create storyboard
- Sketch multiple solutions
- Concentrate on generating ideas–they should be rough, just enough to communicate idea
- 5 min to sketch 6-8 concepts
- Present ideas. 3 min to pitch
- Critique. 2-3 ways design solves problems, 1-2 ways of improving design. 2 min
- Sketch again using learnings
- Steal good ideas from other designs!
- Rinse and repeat
NOTE This is not the final solution. Time to go out and validate!
From his slideshare: Christopher McCann is a UX Designer and Manager at EPoServer AB