Learn how storyboards bridge the gap between abstract ideas and implementation, enhance collaboration, and accelerate the development of impactful solutions. Follow our guide to creating effective storyboards and download our free storyboard worksheet to get started today. Elevate your user stories, foster empathy, and better understand user behavior with storyboards.

Elevate Innovation with Storyboards


Bridge the Gap Between Ideas and Implementation. Enhance collaboration, communication, and creativity in innovation teams with the power of storyboards. Learn how to create impactful storyboards that convey user stories, engage stakeholders, and accelerate the implementation of innovative solutions. Download our free storyboard worksheet (PDF) and start visualizing your ideas today!

What is a Storyboard?

A storyboard is a visual tool used to outline and communicate ideas, concepts, or narratives. It typically consists of a series of illustrations or images arranged in sequence, accompanied by brief descriptions or captions. Storyboards are commonly used to plan and present ideas in a visual and structured manner.

Storyboards in innovation teams help bridge the gap between abstract ideas and concrete implementation. They enhance collaboration, communication, and creativity while facilitating the design and development of innovative solutions. By using storyboards, organizations can effectively convey their innovative ideas, build consensus, and accelerate the implementation of impactful initiatives.

How to create a storyboard

Creating a storyboard can be made easier by following these steps:

- Gather relevant data, such as user interviews or metrics, to inform your storyboard
- Choose the appropriate level of fidelity for your storyboard based on its purpose and audience. Sketches or sticky notes can be used for quick ideation, while detailed illustrations may be suitable for client presentations
- Define the persona and scenario being represented in the storyboard, ensuring a clear and focused narrative
- Plan out the steps and emotional states of the user journey before transferring them to the storyboard template
- Create visuals using basic sketches or illustrations and include captions to provide additional context
- Share the storyboard with your team or stakeholders, gather feedback, and iterate if necessary

Remember, storyboards don't need to be overly polished. The goal is to convey the story effectively and foster collaboration and understanding among the team.

Storyboards are a useful tool for conveying user stories. By utilizing real data and incorporating other UX techniques, they can shift our attention away from internal biases and allow us to better empathize with users, aid clients and stakeholders in recalling specific user scenarios and assist in comprehending the factors that influence user behavior!

What’s next?

Download our free storyboard worksheet (PDF) to get started today!

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Adam Paulisick

Founder at (fmr @BCG @Nielsen — acquired 3x). Prof @teppercmu, MHCI & exec ed at Gates School of Comp Sci. Founder @TheShopPgh

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