4.1 Sequential Storyboards

visually illustrating an interaction sequence over time

A single sketch captures your idea of how the interface would appear at a singlemoment in time. In all but the simplest of systems, this is insufficient to capture the user experience, because such experiences unfold over time. Thus effective sketching methods also need to incorporate the actions, interactions, and changes of this experience across time. Fortunately, a variety of methods do this visual storytelling. The simplest method is the storyboard.


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The Sequential Storyboard

A basic storyboard is just a sequence of images, where each image shows a moment of time – an interface state – in the visual story. You are already familiar ...

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