Version 1 (Due 4/6)
Storyboard 1 (Story 1)
Storyboard 2 (story 2)
To be honest I am poor when it comes to drawing, but still I tried my level best to make it look like what I want it to look like. I really enjoyed story boarding because it reminded of my childhood days when my drawing teacher used to give us instructions on how much its important to make to make sure the thing we see in general needs to get on appear the same way keeping some angle into consideration and the size of the objects matters a lot to show how far or near it may be.
But now I get the feel that my device is quite ready. However I had to use annotation for my story blog as the picture were not very self explanatory. After I did the story blog I asked my husband to tell me the story he understands from my drawing , to my surprise it was not clear to him.I used only few interaction with the device to make sure its not taking up many slides, but still it was quite time consuming. Moreover I didn’t use any color to make sure my pictures have pencil outlines and have a prominent and clean look. This helped me know my user better but I am not sure how much my story board is conveying my story.For the Extraordinary card I was able to dive into a side my user has but has not really been touched upon in these exercises. I think that this process really helped me understand her better and remind me that she is more than power woman who saves “Amazon” who loves her villagers, she is a little girl inside who loves playing with little children of Amazon village.
Version 2 (Due 4/13)
Storyboard 1 (Story 1)
Storyboard 2 (Story 2)
The second time around doing the story boards I would say I did not learn as much as version 1. However, I was able to edit and adjust my story boards faster. I think this is because I had a clear understanding of what I wanted to add and adjust and how the story should be emphasized. I added color to make the things look bright and eye catchy. Moreover the colors I added has significance , like I applied pink color to denote wonder woman(as she is a girl and pink being a girly color.) I used obvious colors for grass and sky as green and blue respectively. I used dark blue to denote the lighting effect in story 2. I kept the river blue and the hand in the extraordinary card in details section as human skin color. I even showed the enemy troop as bold black the amazon villagers as light black. For story 1 I added two more slides by showing it with arrows, the 2 slides show how wonder woman not only creates the force field just not around her but around the village a s well.As pointed out by a classmate during critique session, I could noted this point that wonder woman is saving the whole amazon village. Not only in the story board of stories 1 and 2 , I also applied color to the poster or the extraordinary card with the same significance as before.I think this distinction helps the reader of the story understand what is in the present and what is in the past. After seeing what people did with them in class I realized how valuable they are to show how the user is interacting with the device.
Reflection between V1 and V2
The feedbacks my partner gave me for version was really helpful and a lot I have changed in between for both storyboard and poster this two versions.
For the Extraordinary poster I have added color. I used obvious colors for grass and sky as green and blue respectively. I used dark blue to denote the lighting effect in story 2. I kept the river blue and the hand in the extraordinary card in details section as human skin color. I even showed the enemy troop as bold black the amazon villagers as light black.I also added interactions in different colors to help show the reader what was happening without using written annotation. I think this really emphasizes how the user interacts with the device and what is happening in the story.
I would take this opportunity to appreciate this prototyping skill. This is a very important in terms of understanding your user and Overall, I think this is a valuable prototyping skill because it not only helps you potentially learn more about the characters you are portraying but it also helps you for a story that you can then use to market the device. The process is practically too time taking and effort-full so how much its feasible in work life that’s a question mark in my mind. But the most advantageous part of story boarding I found was narrating the story without even writing a single line/word. For this particular assignment I was able to show the interaction between my user and the device successfully. For extraordinary card I did concentrate on the user analysis but for story boards I concentrated only on the interaction of the user with the device.
I think this prototyping skill can be best used in nursery books to let children understand the story better through pictorial diagram. This is something most of us must have already seen. Its a fast as well as I should say efficient way of sharing with people who is that not competent with reading and understanding stuff (like children). Its easy understandable way of reading and acquiring the knowledge.