June 13: Final project delivery due to client
June 7: In-class demo of client project
May 3: Client Preparation and Kickoff
May 3: Final Team Project Demo: In-class app demos and wrap up discussion.
April 16: Start of weekly coaching meetings and Retrospective reports
April 5 Day One -- What each team needs to prepare for the first day of class!


TTh 11am - 12:20am


Frances Searle 1-421


Chris Riesbeck


Four-Panel Storyboard Task

Create a four-panel storyboard. Be visual but don't get hung up on art. Grab clip art and photos from the web. Thinking about what to put in the storyboard may take hours, but limit the time constructing it to 20 minutes. The goal is to quickly and clearly nail down your first slice of value.

Put your storyboard in shared Team Storyboards slide set. Try to follow the template form there, i.e.,

The most critical element is Panel 3. Panel 3 should be large, and give a clear view of a specific app screen (mockup) delivering the payoff to the user.

Key User Stories for Panel 3

  • Buy? As a potential user, I see enough in Panel 3 to know what I'd be buying.
  • Build? As a developer, I see enough in panel 3 to know what to build.

Common mistakes with Panel 3:

The Nurse's Aide example shows what a good Panel 3 has. The screenshot has specific data. A nurse could tell if this makes sense right away. A developer would know what to build, at least for the data and display, right way.

Less is more. Apple's Apple Watch ads manage to show a payoff scene in less than 10 seconds, with no words at all.

If you need help, post to Piazza.