March 28th, 2007
Since Kevin Cheng reignited my interest in comics (ya, I love X-Men), I’ve been interested in finding out how people incorporate comics into their usability and design practices.
Livia Labate, over at I think, therefore IA, wrote a post on her experience creating a comic strip to demonstrate the core elements of a movie plot to other people. She got the idea for the exercise from Scott McCloud’s book, Making Comics, and thought she could use the technique in her information architecture practice.
I bought Scott McCloud’s Making Comics as soon as it was published and dug in right away. It’s always a joy to read his stuff, but this volume in particular struck a cord since it’s exclusively about storytelling and using comics format and techniques to convey a story. I love comics and graphic novels, and have long been interested in how I could use comics’ storytelling techniques in the information architecture practice.
You can read Livia’s entire post here.
If you have any experience using comics in your work, I’d love to hear about them.Tweet