UX | UX Storyboard Creation: Complete Guide

UX Storyboard Creation: A Complete Guide For Beginners
uxstudio | Mar 12, 2019

UX storyboard creation seems like a slightly overlooked design technique. We all know the value of user interviews or personas. We agree that testing is a crucial part of product design. In contrast, people do not commonly use storyboarding, even though it can help in many situations. As a true fan of the technique, in this guide, I want to walk you through all the whys and hows of UX storyboard creation. Plus, I even made a free template for you to get started!

What is a storyboard?

Storyboards in product design
We have personas and journeys. Why do we need UX storyboard?

  1. Visual benefits
  2. Emotional engagement
  3. Memorability
    When to storyboard?
  4. During the discovery phase of a new product
  5. While building the product
    Typical scenarios
  6. Mapping a whole service
  7. Digital product with offline events
    Important note: Drawing skills don’t matter!

How to design a first UX storyboard

  1. Step one – Get some data!
  2. Step two – Pick a flow to focus on
  3. Step three – Write down the plot steps and basic outline of the story
    The main character
    Scene
    Plot Steps
    For some guidance at this stage, feel free to download our free Storyboard Template:
    https://uxstudioteam.com/website/files/UXStudio_Storyboard_template.pdf
  4. Step four – Add emotions and scene details
  5. Step five – Create the storyboard!

Author = Luca Morovián (uxstudio)

URL = https://uxstudioteam.com/ux-blog/ux-storyboard/

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