31 March - 1 April 2016

Saïd Business School, Oxford, UK

How to Make Your First UX Comic or Storyboard

Bonny Colville-Hyde Independent

Session type: Tutorial
Session duration: 90 minutes

About this Tutorial

Comics and storyboards can enable you to communicate user journeys that cover on and offline experiences in a clear and visual way. They can help wider client groups engage with the problems customers face, especially relating to journeys that may take place across multiple devices, time frames and contexts.

This is a practical, hands on session that will look at how to put together a structure, characters and scenario for your first ever UX comic. It will be done on paper, but digital tools useful for creating comics will also be covered. All materials will be provided. No particular drawing skills are needed, we'll start from scratch, even for those who are scared of putting pencil to paper!

About the Speaker

Bonny has been researching and creating great user experiences for over six years, and has worked with clients as diverse as Samaritans, eBay and Expedia. She is focussed on providing all groups of users with appropriate and engaging content, regardless of the platform that it's delivered on. Comics have given her a way to communicate this need to clients, and she'd love to share this technique with others.

Session Types

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Case Study/Experience Report

A presentation and discussion of real-life (not theoretical) experiences of the application (or mis-application) of service design techniques. Case studies and experience reports include some discussion of lessons learned and an indication of how novel the work is.


Participants learn a new approach, tool or technology through using it to solve one or more practical exercises. Any software/hardware requirements are disclosed in the session description.


A session focused around some specific tool, technique or issue. Primarily led by the speaker, tutorials usually include some elements of interactivity or individual / group exercise.


An in-depth working session on a specific topic. May include paper presentations.

Lightning Talks

Short talks (max 10 minutes) on almost any topic.


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