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Notes from the Human Computer Interaction class at Stanford University.

Focus on task that project is designed to support. What will the UI help a person accomplish?

Storyboarding is about communicating ideas.

Star People

Star people are quick and easy to draw. Their name comes from their resemblance to stars:

Star People

Star People

Star people can point, gesture, talk, and be drawn performing other activities.


People, environment, task


  • Steps to complete task
  • What leads people to use the application?
  • What task is illustrated?


What are the accomplishments? How is satisfaction measured?


Storyboarding is holistic. It portrays a whole sequence of events to meet a goal.

Time Bound

Emnforce a time limit when storyboarding. E.g. 20 minutes is often sufficient.

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