Chapter 14

Storyboarding

Kevin Thorn

CHAPTER QUESTIONS

  • What is storyboarding?
  • Why is storyboarding important for games, gamification, and simulations?
  • How does storyboarding work?
  • What are some storyboarding techniques?

Introduction

We hear of the term “storyboard” often in the world of online learning or e-learning. The name itself leads us to believe its a noun, a tangible product, a thing we can store on a shelf when not in use. A storyboard is in fact a noun. The term is also used as a verb, for example: “I need to storyboard this project.” What exactly is a storyboard? Before we attempt to define it, let’s go back in history and learn where the term originated.

If we break the word in half as “story” and “board,” we can better visualize ...

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