Storyboarding for ARIS Design

5 videos


About this Class

Classic paper and pencil can be a great way to start brainstorming our ideas. When developing your ARIS game idea, it’s no different. In this 5-minute course, you learn how to use storyboarding and the ARIS storyboarding cards to begin developing your ARIS game ideas before building them on the computer.

In this 5-minute course, we will:

  • Learn what storyboarding is

  • Familiarize ourselves with the ARIS storyboarding materials

  • Go through a short demo of a storyboarding process

By the end of this course, you will be able to use this storyboarding strategy to develop your own ARIS game ideas or to facilitate others as they storyboard.

First, we need to learn what storyboarding is and look at an example storyboard.

When using storyboarding to develop our ARIS game design, there are certain materials that will be helpful like large paper, ARIS storyboarding cards, writing utensils, and tape.

We will also review the ARIS storyboarding cards and why they are important to the storyboarding process.

Now that we know what storyboarding is and are familiar with the materials, we’ll go through a short demo of a storyboarding process.

Remember, there is no wrong way to storyboard as long as it will be a helpful tool for you to develop your game idea and think about how you’ll make your game in ARIS.

When you finish your storyboard, you’re ready to start building your game in the ARIS editor. You can now use your storyboard as you build your game to help remember your game ideas, your game’s flow, and figure out what ARIS game objects you might use to build your game.

Happy storyboarding!


Whitney Lewis

Learn Explore Design Lab, Utah State University

Lesson Resources

ARIS design storyboarding


ARIS Basics

Creating a Neighborhood Tour in ARIS