Have you ever had a concept for a new service or program, but struggled to share your vision of how it can solve your target users’
problem(s) and create value? Using our physical storyboarding toolkit, we will learn how to build a vision for a service concept in a participative and collaborative way, and then share that vision with your intended audience. We hope to leave participants with
knowledge of a new tool that can be used by designers and non-designers alike to co-create with clients and stakeholders. This workshop requires no prior storyboarding experience or drawing skills and is a hands-on opportunity to learn the basics of storytelling and communicate intangible ideas in a tangible manner.
Storyboarding is a commonly used tool to communicate and prototype a service concept. However, storyboarding can sometimes feel like one person’s job or deter people who feel self-conscious about their drawing skills. This workshop will introduce a brand new toolkit, soft launched in 2016 and free to the public via a Creative Commons license, that sets out to:
1) lower the barrier for participation, by creating a tool that is fun and easy to use, but does not require extensive training or drawing skills;
2) make it physical, by offering a set of pre-existing storyboarding elements that people can compose using their hands, not software; and
3) get more people and as many hands involved, instead of having only one person sketching the end product.