Stereotype Storybook: Prototype Book

Process Sketches & Storyboard Plan

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Prototype Draft

Challenges & Solutions

One of the main challenges I faced while doing the rough prototype of the storybook is: 1) finalizing the whole story that I wanted to convey by adding more details to the first storyboard I created and, 2) figuring out the method I wanted to use in order to visualize my ideas and make it tangible in my storybook. I couldn't move forward with prototyping a rough storybook until I had all my concepts laid out and my scenes mapped out. I already had some ideas on which paper engineering techniques I would use and in which key moments I would be incorporating them, but the story in between the key moments was something that I had to build upon to give more clarity and direction for my work.

I addressed the problem by first taking a look at my intial storyboard and refining it further. A feedback that I got from my peers from  last class is to make my story more specific and hone in one disorder that I would tell a story about instead of making it general. I took their feedback and implemented it in my iteration. What I chose to focus on was a character who is diagnosed with ADHD at a young age. Since most of my interviewees had this type of disorder, I pulled out similar stories, emotions, and insights from my research and used them to refine my storyboard. After I laid everything down, I wrote down notes of which interactive paper method I would use for each scene and from there I was able to work on my prototype with ease because I could move to the flow of my story.