Storyboarding: Disney Creative Strategy
Now, commonly known as storyboarding. Take your thoughts and those of others and spread them out on a wall as you work on a project or attempt to solve a problem.
When you put ideas on storyboards, you begin to see interconnections – you see how one idea relates to another, how all the pieces fit together.
Storyboards are graphic organizers such as a series of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for pre-visualizing. It assists in all stages of the creative problem-solving process but especially in generating Brainstorming and deciding on alternatives through Decision Making.
Walt Disney and his staff devised a forerunner of the storyboard technique in 1928 to build, track, and modify scenes of their feature animations.
- A group consisting of eight to twelve people, a leader, and a recorder are selected.
- The problem is defined and identified as the topi header at the top of the storyboard.
- The purpose and miscellaneous headers are written down. The purpose header is brainstormed.
- The other headers are identified through brainstorming.
- After a break, the critical session occurs, using different rules from those used in the creative session.
- Ideas, communications, and organization storyboards follow, using the same steps.