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Storyboarding and the importance of planning

Using a storyboard saves time and energy.

This video explains how to use a storyboard to plan a visual sym.  

While it is possible to build a visual sym WITHOUT using a storyboard, it saves you time and energy to use it, and makes it clear to everyone involved exactly what is happening on each screen. 

A storyboard is especially helpful if one person is conceiving the idea of the sym, but someone else will be the person who actually creates the sym in our platform. This might be the case if you are a manager or trainer and know what you want trainees to learn, but you lack time and/or sym creator access and are delegating the actual sym creation to someone else.

Here is a storyboard template. Watch the video below to learn how to use it. 

HubSpot Video



2.  Storyboard (HUGE time saver for everyone involved)

    • Ensures screenshots are high quality and tells sym creator exactly which script lines go with each screenshot
    • Download template here
    • Cut and paste one screenshot per page; size it to fit the space
    • Script lines and screen interactions (hotspots) go in the blue box next to screenshot
    • You want:
      • Clear, focused images.  If the screen shot looks blurry when placed in the size to fit space, make the image smaller until it is not blurry. If the image is too small to be read, then the quality of the screen shot should be addressed. 
      • At least 100 KB file size (NO low-resolution images)
      • 1920x1080 aspect ratio ideal, but other sizes will work
      • More info  https://help.symtrain.com/knowledge/step-4-images