Interaction Designer, Google
Abi Jones designs for people interacting with Google’s Knowledge Graph, a semantic network of over 570 million objects (and 18 billion related facts) representing the continually growing realm of human knowledge.
Prior to working on the Knowledge Graph, Abi designed personal aspects of Google Search, including profiles in search and personal search. In her 20% time she teaches sketching and storyboarding classes to non-designers at Google.
When not designing interfaces for the computable portions of human knowledge, Abi writes a webcomic at DearFuture.com and rides her trusty 7-speed between the redwoods and beaches of Santa Cruz, California.
Explore, Persuade, Destroy: An Introduction to Storyboarding Techniques
Storyboarding helps me turn the brainstorming whirlwind of notes into a real product direction, and in turn provides a vision that my team can return to throughout the design and development process. In this workshop you’ll how to put your ideas in the context of user needs through storyboarding.
Exploring product ideas with stories bridges silos between your teams and gets you communicating by using collaborative methods to define product direction. By crafting a story together, every member of your team is focused on building a single, cohesive product. You’ll learn about the components of an excellent storyboard and how those elements impact interface design.
Persuade your managers and clients to champion user-centered products by channeling the power of stories. From childhood we’re wired to remember and think in story structure. In this workshop you’ll get examples of how to harness this ingrained skill by presenting your product concepts in the form of stories and storyboards.
Destroy zombie ideas, the ones without a brain or beating heart. Zombies eat resources and sap your team’s time, energy, and commitment. Your storyboards will drive a product’s structure and flow, saving time by focusing on ideas that provide value to your users.