Storyboarding like an Olympian

Storyboarding (eLearning) courses always generates a number of opinions!

Yesterday, I listened to an interview with Frank Cottrell Boyce, the writer who worked on the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

What was their solution? Simple – a clothes line across a room, lots of pegs, and lots of paper. This formed a brilliantly simple yet effective visual reminder of the “story”. They looked for where the ideas or gaps were missing, then clipped answers or suggestions onto the appropriate part of the line.

If you are looking for a way to make this process more visual with your client, and certainly more interactive/theatrical – perhaps this could be a great way to perform this important part of your Articulate Storyline, (or other authoring tool) projects.

Thanks for reading.


  1. January 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Love the idea of an interactive/physical storyboard. The clothesline is a very interesting idea. I like to use a big, blank wall with post-its… but the clothesline idea may be a little more helpful with visual images/concepts that can’t fit neatly into one little post-it square. Thanks for sharing the anecdote/idea!


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