Storyboard and prototype
Last modified on Mon 11 Dec 2023

Once you have the winning idea and product direction, you need to create a testing scenario. You’ll do it by creating a storyboard.

How to make a storyboard? Go back to your user journey and tag the most important touchpoints that you need to visualize to test out the idea. These steps need to create a coherent story of usage. Something relevant and real-life that the target audience would do when using your product.

Use sketches of the winning concept and add a placeholder post-it for the screen that you’re missing. Write down what the user is trying to do and what screen opens after they click on a specific part of the screen.

Once the storyboard is ready, write down the research questions you want answered on each screen. Comment on those questions with the workshop participants and define what’s the final set of questions. You’ll use those for user testing.

Prototyping is the next step. Align with the Designer on the user tasks the prototype needs to support. Go for up to four tasks to test out the concept. Make sure those tasks are relevant for real-life usage.