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Final User Journey

After a brief brainstorming session with fellow schoolmate and soon to be 2nd year student, Sera Koo, I came up with a plan of attack for the next user journey. This updated version will revolve around the story of a person and their loved one. The main character reminisces about past experiences with their companion at various locations around the city.

A general outline for the updated user journey

A general outline for the updated user journey

Learning from my previous storyboards, I created another set, but this time, using Post-Its. Storyboarding through this method allowed me to:

  • Consider the essence of each shot within a 3″x3″ sheet of paper
  • Collaborate with others on what does and doesn’t belong in each shot (Thanks Angela Huang, Clint Beharry, Evinn Quinn, and Jeff Kirsch)
  • Break each scene down into finer details
The first scene takes place in a park

The first scene takes place in a park

The second scene takes place in a restaurant

The second scene takes place in a restaurant

The third scene takes place in Grand Central and ends up back at the park

The third scene takes place in Grand Central and ends up back at the park

After numerous days of shooting, 3 days to be exact, I filmed all the necessary shots. The final version went through multiple edits, mostly on getting the screens of the app to display crystal clear. Before introducing the video, I’d like to thank Sera Koo (Beth) and David Eng-Wong (Dave) for spending their sunny afternoons shooting this video, despite having to address their own finals.

And here we go, the 4th version of the Story Forest user journey. Here’s the abbreviated version, which will be included in my presentation.

Music credit: Analogue Muse

This next one is the longer version showing off more of the functionality and will be displayed at my thesis space during the Open IXD ’11 show.

Music credit: Remington Super 60

2 Comments

  1. rich
    April 19, 2011

    very nice dude! the short was sad since it ended without her coming back. lonely dave is lonely

  2. Gene
    April 21, 2011

    No worries, I got Dave an apple turnover at the bakery afterwards. :)

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