Creating effective storyboards

Storyboarding is in essential part of the creative process and effective communication of designs. Traditionally storyboarding is well known in creating sequential imagery to convey a story for film or television. With contemporary design storyboarding has become known as wire framing. Much like sequential imagery for television, wire framing and workflows for user experience design needs to be effective at communicating the structure and sequential timeline of events that will happen within a design.

The best way to start a storyboard is to think of it as an outline of the structure of events that are going to happen. By showing multiple frames or cutting between additional elements we can expand or contract time. For workflows and user experience design storyboarding allows us to understand how many clicks or steps are necessary to take for a user to perform a specific action.

The key is understanding how much time is needed to be spent for a user to perform a task or to convey a story with the proper amount of drama for comedic timing. Storyboarding is just one of the many creative processes that is consistent across to design a list ration film and television. Much like a verbal presentation the storyboard could make or break any concept. An effective storyboard can communicate ideas concepts emotions or workflows without anybody needing to be present to explain them.