I have taught through Stanford Splash for several years now as a way of volunteering my time to help students who are interested in pursuing design and product management.
This year’s course, Designing Products by Storytelling a Great User Experience, filled up quickly. It was about how storytelling is used as a design technique for creating great products with amazing user experiences–even before you know what the product will be or how it will be built. It was probably the most entertaining of the courses I have taught because of its interesting mix of product design, story form and improv technique.
A mindmap of the outline is below, and here are some of my favorite resources if you interested in learning more about this topic:
- Storytelling for User Experience – Whitney Quesenbery & Kevin Brooks
- Sketching User Experiences – Bill Buxton
- Wired for Story – Lisa Cron
- The Essentials of Interaction Design
- The Improv Handbook – Tom Salinsky & Deborah Frances-White