Regardless of the format the same basic fields find there way into all storyboards I have used:
Visual: What visual, text and/or interaction should appear. Describe how it should look and how the participants interact with it. What should a programmer or graphic designer know about a graphic
Narration: What should the narrator read or if it is a dialogue what should they say. If there is a running animation what should change when?
Comments: A place for reviewers to leave anotation about the proposed text and graphics.
For a branching simulation there may be direction as where to go next in the document.
I prompt you to use the simplest and most comfortable way of generating a storyboard as possible. Below are a few ideas:
- Use a simple word template such as the following: http://www.talkhotel.com/SampleStoryBoard.doc. I put this template together for you to edit and customize as you need to.
- Use powerpoint or even less expensive Google Documents http://docs.google.com/. Put the visual in the slide and the narration in the notes.
- Some tools like Nexlearn Simwriter or Toolbook help generate a script for you.
Regardless the tool, I put an emphasis on simple for you to write and simple for those who need to review.